The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is up to $168 million, a $25 million jump from earlier in the week, according to the Georgia Lottery.
The jackpot has rolled over nine times since Oct. 6. On Wednesday, it was an estimated $143 million. The top winner can opt for 30 graduated payments over 29 years or a cash option of a smaller lump sum upfront.
The televised drawing will be held at 11 p.m. on WSB-TV Channel 2. It costs $2 per play and an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier.
The last big jackpot - $50 million - was won Oct. 3 by a player in Delaware. A Nebraska player won the biggest Powerball jackpot ever, $365 million on Feb. 18, 2006.