Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $700 Million

August 22, 2017

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing has grown to an estimated $700 million; the largest in the nation and second largest in the game’s history.

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 $443.3 million, jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the drawing.

Players who want the chance 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.  Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing will be held at 9:59 p.m. North Escambia time. Tickets must be purchased by 9 p.m. to be eligible for this drawing.

Update: Story updated noon 8/21 to reflect an increase in the jackpot from $650 million to $700 million.

Pictured: The State Line Gift Shop on Highway 97 in Davisville, which sold an $80 million winning Powerball ticket in 2015 to an Alabama woman. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $700 Million”

  1. 429SCJ on August 23rd, 2017 6:59 am

    Lord hit me with the lightning!

    I promise that I will build you a tabernacle; as soon as I get back from Barrett-Jackson.

  2. Bob C. on August 22nd, 2017 6:32 am

    @ Chris

    Tiny odds of winning, however, think of all the GOOD things one could do with that sort of resources.
    Nope, not talking about a new boat-motor-trailer or a new sport truck.
    Thinking of how much could be done for kids and our area’s needs that go without.

    Best wishes to anyone who plays. I AM Buying some tickets.

  3. Chris on August 22nd, 2017 4:32 am

    Chance of winning?

    1 in 229,000,000

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