FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021
FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
POWERBALL® JACKPOT INCREASES TO $635 MILLION AHEAD OF SATURDAY'S DRAWING
~ Sixth Largest Jackpot in POWERBALL History! ~
TALLAHASSEE - The jackpot for Saturday's POWERBALL® drawing is an estimated $635 million, the sixth largest in the game's history. The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 39 times since the June 9, 2021 drawing, generating more than $52.1 million in contributions to the state?s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
Jackpot winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum cash option of approximately $450 million. In addition to the jackpot, players have the chance to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million by matching other number combinations.
POWERBALL jackpots start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the Power Ball number (1-26). The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.87.
Players can purchase tickets at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state for the chance to become Florida?s newest multi-millionaire. Players are reminded to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place. The integrity of all games is of utmost importance to the Florida Lottery. As always, the Florida Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly and remember that it only takes one ticket to win.
ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated more than $2.3 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 105 million winning tickets totaling more than $3.3 billion in prizes, including 16 jackpot winners. Florida was also one of the three states nationally to have a winner share in the world record-setting $1.586 billion POWERBALL jackpot in January 2016.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, October 2, at 10:59 p.m., ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m., ET to be eligible for this drawing. POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website and our official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/floridalottery. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery's website, free mobile app, at retailers statewide, and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $40 billion to enhance education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $75.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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