Wednesday’s Jackpot Springs to $550M

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Spring is in full effect for Georgia Lottery players. Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has grown to a blossoming $550 million to welcome the new season.

The Powerball jackpot has grown since Dec. 29 and has rolled 23 times.

Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $550 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $335 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can multiply prizes with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

Powerball tickets can be purchased at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide. Georgia residents also can purchase tickets via the Georgia Lottery app or online at

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $20.5 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.8 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.