Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
It could be your lucky day. Lottery players are eagerly waiting for Wednesday night's big powerball jackpot drawing that's climbed up to a whopping $260,000,000.
Gas stations and convenience stores across the state have been busy selling $2.00 power play tickets since February 9th.
And Wednesday night, players will have another chance to win big during the weekly drawing.
The jackpot has rolled 11 times since February 9th with no lucky winner. Powerball tickets are $2.00 per play and can be played up to 5 times on one ticket and with an additional dollar, you can add a Power Play multiplier which could help increase your chances of hitting the lucky number.
Winnings start as little as $4.00 and go all the way up to the grand jackpot. But the reality of being the lucky winner unfortunately isn't as appealing. Officials say you have a one in 175 million chance of being the grand prize winner.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball benefit education across the state. Since it's first year, the Georgia Lottery corporation has returned more than $14 billion to education programs like the HOPE scholarship and the state's Pre-K Program.
So, whether you win big or you're lucky enough to just win your money back, you can rest assure the money helps kids across the state have a better chance of getting an education.
The drawing is expected to take place a 11 o'clock Wednesday night. If no winner is picked, the powerball will roll onto next week.