Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is expected to reach $320 million dollars in the multi-state lottery.
Brisk ticket sales helped fuel the prize that rolled over 14 times since June 27.
The Georgia Lottery just passed a $50 billion milestone in sales since the games began in 1993.
Over the 2012 fiscal year that ended June 30, Georgia collected a record $3.8 billion dollars.
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“We are pleased that our new fiscal year is off to a strong start,” Margaret DeFrancisco, CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation said in a news release. “We remain committed to our mission of responsibly maximizing revenues for HOPE and Pre-K.”
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery returned more than $13.6 billion to the state for education needs, the release stated.
Lottery profits pay for specific programs, including Georgia’s HOPE scholarships and pre-kindergarten education.