Powerball jackpot estimated at $293M

The cash option of the prize is an estimated $185 million

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BRAINTREE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Powerball jackpot for the Wednesday drawing is an estimated $293 million.

The cash option of the prize is an estimated $185 million.

The drawing on Wednesday will be the 17th since the Powerball jackpot was hit on September 17. One winning ticket sold in Georgia win a $246.8 million prize.

Wednesday’s jackpot is the game’s highest since a $487 million jackpot on July 30 that was won on a ticket sold in New Hampshire.

Earlier this year, the Powerball jackpot reached a world-record setting $1.586 billion for the January 13 drawing. Tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee each won a share of the jackpot.

Powerball tickets are $2 each an can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets for Wednesday’s drawing can be purchased until 9:50 p.m. at Massachusetts Lottery retailers across the state.