The jackpot has grown since Aug. 18 and has rolled eight times.
One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Wednesday’s drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at QuikTrip #0753 in Columbus.
Powerball offers two payment options: the $125 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $82 million.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million four-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.