$257 million could be yours! Play Powerball this Wednesday

Published 06/09 2014 03:02PM

Updated 06/09 2014 03:04PM

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Lottery players now have a chance to win an estimated $257 million POWERBALL® jackpot in Wednesday’s drawing. The jackpot rolled over following the Saturday, June 7 drawing when no ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball.

“We welcome the chance to once again add a new POWERBALL millionaire to the Florida Lottery’s list of jackpot winners,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “This series of POWERBALL rollovers is expected to generate more than $20.5 million for education, making it a win-win for everyone.”

In addition to the large POWERBALL jackpot prize, players have the opportunity to win lower-tier prizes from $4 to $2 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations. There have been more than 621,000 Florida POWERBALL winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $6.5 million in prizes.

Jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days after Saturday’s draw to receive the cash option of $151.9 million. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.

Purchase your tickets at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers for your chance to become Florida’s newest multi-millionaire. Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday to be eligible for this drawing. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery’s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee at 10:59 p.m. ET on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Florida is one of the strongest POWERBALL with Power Play sales of any U.S. lottery, exceeding more than $2.6 billion, yielding $1 billion in education funding to date. Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $1.3 billion in prizes, including eight jackpot winners.


The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $26 billion to education and sending more than 650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

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