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Powerball jackpot increases to $750 million for Saturday drawing

Crystal Graham
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The Powerball jackpot for Saturday has just been increased to an estimated $750 million, according to the Virginia Lottery.

The Powerball drawing on Wednesday night did not have a ticket that matched all six numbers.

The upcoming drawing on Saturday night will be the 28th drawing in the jackpot run.

Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the state where the ticket was sold. All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 education in Virginia. In Fiscal Year 2023, the lottery raised more than $867 million for K-12 education, making up approximately 10 percent of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget.

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.