Powerball jackpot climbs to $356M for Saturday's drawing

There were no jackpot winners in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, so Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has grown to an estimated $356 million. 

The Powerball jackpot began rolling Jan. 14 and has rolled 17 times.

One winning ticket worth $50,000 was sold in Snellville from Wednesday’s drawing. Over 54,000 players in Georgia won more than $302,000 in prizes.

Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $356 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $224 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

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 $18.7 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.