Powerball jackpot now an estimated $430 million

Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-14 13:52:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Powerball jackpot has rolled 18 times, since the June 14th drawing, resulting in an estimated $430 million for Wednesday night’s drawing; the largest in the nation.

Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast live on Fox 4, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery’s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee.

Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. 

“The excitement is growing statewide and across the nation,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. “This Powerball jackpot is not only a life-changing opportunity for any person, but it has already generated more than $28 million to Florida students and schools.”

Jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize. To receive the cash option of an estimated $273.4 million, jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the drawing.
Players are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place. Players should also check their tickets carefully; even if they don’t win the jackpot they can still win cash prizes of up $2 million.

Players who want to become Florida’s 13th POWERBALL jackpot winner can purchase tickets at any of the more than 13,000 authorized Florida Lottery retailers across the state.

Even if players don’t win the jackpot, they still have the opportunity to win a variety of lower-tier prizes ranging from $4.00 to $2 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations.