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World Record Powerball Jackpot Increases to $800 Million for Saturday Night

BOISE ÔÇô The epic jackpot run for Powerball continues, as the new estimated annuity jackpot for Saturday night's draw has now reached $800 million. That's an eight with eight zeroes behind it - $800,000,000. The one-time cash equivalent is an estimated $496 million, a world record for a jackpot game.

The Idaho Lottery continues to encourage participants to play responsibly and to only play what they can afford. It does only take one ticket to win and each ticket has an equal chance of winning the jackpot.

Across Idaho, many retailers are already experiencing busier than normal volumes of player traffic. This will most likely increase throughout today and all day tomorrow as the draw gets closer. Players are advised to plan ahead, to be patient while waiting to purchase their tickets, as there may be lines at retail locations.

Players have until 7:55 p.m. MT on Saturday evening to purchase a ticket to participate in this historic Powerball draw.

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ABOUT THE IDAHO LOTTERY
The Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $2.95 billion in products, awarded over $1.77 billion in prizes to players, returned more than $172.6 million in retail commissions, and distributed $694.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.

CONTACT: David Workman
(208) 334-2600