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Saturday’s Powerball jackpot at $246M
$1 million, $50K tickets sold in Decatur, McDonough and Ranger

Powerball Fast Facts 

Draw Date: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $246 million

Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments

Cash Option Amount: Approximately $145 million

Cost to Play: $2 per play; additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier

Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday

Where to Buy: Powerball tickets can be purchased at Georgia Lottery retailers. Georgia residents also can purchase tickets via the Georgia Lottery app or online at

Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:24.87

Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:292 million

Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Oct. 31, 2018

Number of Rolls: 13

Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Oct. 27 - $750 million (Iowa and New York) 

No. 1 Powerball Jackpot: Jan. 13, 2016 – $1.586 billion jackpot (California, Florida and Tennessee)

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Powerball, please visit: and 

ATLANTA – ‘Tis the season for winning, and Powerball is giving Georgia Lottery players the chance to do just that. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has reached an estimated $246 million.

Powerball began growing Oct. 31 and has rolled 13 times. Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $246 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $145 million.

Georgia Lottery players are already on a roll winning Powerball prizes, however.

One winning ticket worth $1 million was sold in Decatur for the Dec. 12 Powerball drawing.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Publix Super Market #269, located at 3649 Flakes Mill Road, and matched the game’s first five winning numbers.

In addition, two winning tickets worth $50,000 each were sold in McDonough and Ranger. The tickets were purchased at BP, located at 194 Keys Ferry St. in McDonough, and Owens Grocery, located at 2929 Highway 411 NE in Ranger.

Winning numbers for the Dec. 12 drawing were: 4-9-21-29-64 and the Powerball was 26.

Winners have not come forward to claim the prizes yet.

Powerball winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim prizes.

Powerball tickets can be purchased at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide. Georgia residents also can purchase Powerball 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 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.