Kentucky Lottery gives away free Powerball tickets in Frankfort

The jackpot rises to $1.6 billion

Frankfurt, Kentucky (WTVQ) -

The biggest prize in lottery history, a huge amount that keeps going up and some in Central Kentucky are excited to see their chances of hitting the jackpot.

“Go out there, get your Powerball ticket, the drawing will be Saturday night at 10:59 p.m.,” says Mary Harvell, president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery.

Jennifer Walker flew in from Lawrenceburg for a free ticket.

“Hopefully I get up in the morning and be the winner,” she says.

But it’s not just about the amount of money in the jackpot, sales of Powerball help students in Kentucky.

“It’s a lot of money, it really came close to being that record jackpot and we want everyone to be aware and be able to get in on the game because more Powerball sales make more money for college scholarships and grants for Kentucky college students,” Harvell adds.

So what will you do with the gains?

“A lot of them have some really good plans and a lot of them. They want to do something for others for their families, for their friends for the homeless. I’ve heard a lot of great plans,” added Harvell, speaking to those in line.

“I plan to help my family out on an extended vacation,” Walker said.

And it’s not just the jackpot,” so there’s a jackpot winner going to be a winner somewhere. It might as well be Kentucky, right. But there are also great prizes in addition to the jackpot like the million dollar prize. Then even if you don’t win college students In Kentucky, they still win,” says Harvell.

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