Powerball Jackpot grows to $260 million - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Powerball Jackpot grows to $260 million

Posted: Updated:
$2 power plays could win you big money $2 power plays could win you big money
Georgia's power ball jackpot reaches $260 million Georgia's power ball jackpot reaches $260 million
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...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.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.