Powerball jackpot now too big for Georgia Lottery billboards

Powerball jackpot now too big for Georgia Lottery billboards

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As of Jan. 10, 2016, the Powerball jackpot was expected to reach $1.3 billion. What to do with signs like these? (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

People have thrown down their $2 for this Powerball jackpot nearly half a billion times without winning it. But that hasn’t stopped them.

The jackpot, which grew to a mind-boggling, island-buying $900 million, went unclaimed last night, though one person in Lawrenceville did win $1 million, Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Starks said. The winnings are expected to grow to $1.3 billion for the next drawing on Wednesday, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, meaning customers aren’t the only ones with problems.

What is the Georgia Lottery going to do with its jackpot signs that only have space to count to $999 million?

Starks said that “has not yet been determined.”

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