The odds are not in your favor, but if you're feeling lucky, this might be the day to play.
The jackpot for the multi-state Powerball lottery in which Georgians can play is up to $252 million today, a nice chunk of change that could go to one very lucky winner after tonight's drawing at 11.
The odds of winning, meaning matching five numbers in sequence plus the sixth "Powerball" number, are 195,249,054 to 1.
Unfortunately, a winner who chose the "cash option" of a single payment after taxes would get only $121 million. How much a winner who chose to have the jackpot deposited in 30 annual payments is harder to figure, year by year, as a formula is used to compute that.
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Either way, the taxes must be paid, and they come to 31 percent of the total, 25 percent federal and 6 percent state, say lottery workers.
Powerball numbers are drawn Saturday and Wednesday nights. The numbers no player matched Saturday were 4, 21, 22, 41, 49 and the Powerball number 15.