The Powerball jackpot could put a dent in the national debt.
Well, not much of one, but winning $205 million in the multi-state lottery would wipe out almost anyone's personal debt.
The jackpot passed the $200 million mark Thursday after no tickets matched Wednesday night's numbers of 19, 30,33, 46, 59 and Powerball of 27.
A single winner who chooses the cash option in Saturday night's drawing would win about $140 million, before taxes.
The jackpot for Mega Millions, the other multi-state lottery played in Georgia, is $22 million. That drawing is Friday night.
The Powerball prize has been climbing since a player in Pennsylvania won a $173 million jackpot on April 25.
The national debt, by the way, is more than $15 trillion.
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