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Powerball hits largest jackpot in games history
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J.C. Fricks checks the numbers on the Powerball ticket he purchased. - photo by Tom Reed
The Georgia Lottery announced Tuesday that the Powerball jackpot climbed to $500 million, the largest in the game’s history, for tonight’s drawing. According to lottery officials, the jackpot jumped from a hefty $425 million to $500 million “as a result of brisk ticket sales.” The jackpot is one of the largest in Georgia history, second only to March’s world-record $656 million Mega Millions game jackpot.