Powerball bounces to new heights

Powerball hits $216 million in Georgia just in time for St. Patrick's Day. / From file

Georgia Lottery players may have the luck of the Irish as the Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing has leaped to an estimated $216 million to a single annuity winner. The excitement is spreading across Georgia as Powerball continues to roll.

The jackpot has grown since Feb. 9 and has rolled 10 times.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $216 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $132 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

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