NASHVILLE— For the fourth time ever, the Powerball jackpot has surpassed the $600 million mark, standing at an estimated $625 million for Saturday night’s drawing. The mega-prize is the fourth largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest in U.S. lottery history.
“These incredible jackpots create excitement and increased sales, which is great news for the education programs funded by the Tennessee Education Lottery,” said Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove. “We also want to encourage players to have fun, but to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”
And while the $625 million jackpot is the game’s top prize, there are eight additional ways to win playing the popular multi-state game. For example, in Tennessee alone there have been 69 non-jackpot Powerball prizes won of $1 million or more.
Details about Powerball include:
- Players have until 8:59 p.m. CT/9:59 ET on Saturday to purchase tickets.
- Overall odds to win a prize are 1 in 24.9. Odds to win the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million.
- There are 47 lottery jurisdictions that offer Powerball, including 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- To play Powerball, select any five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26, or choose Quick Pick and let the computer randomly pick any or all of your numbers. If you match any of the nine winning number combinations, you win.
- Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $4.8 billion to fund designated education programs, including after-school programs, college grants and scholarships and Drive to 55 initiatives.
In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $13.2 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.2 billion in retailer commissions.
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