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Over $10 million worth of Powerball Lottery tickets sold in Georgia Wednesday

Lottery players are flooding stores in Georgia to purchase Powerball tickets for Wednesday night's drawing for a record $500 million jackpot. (AP)

Lottery players are flocking to stores in Georgia to purchase tickets for Wednesday night's drawing of the record $550 million Powerball jackpot.

An official at the office of the Georgia Lottery released Wednesday's ticket sales numbers from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EST), showing a whopping $10,538,110 worth of tickets sold. In just one hour, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Georgia Lottery reportedly sold $1,775,930 worth of tickets.

Check out the numbers:

Time (EST)Sales

5a-6a

$43,236

6a-7a

$147,285

7a-8a

$278,991

8a-9a

$368,130

9a-10a

$410,509

10a-11a

$496,867

11a-noon

$630,926

noon-1p

$780,754

1p-2p

$840,632

2p-3p

$885,553

3p-4p

$1,018,563

4p-5p$1,243,2725p-6p$1,617,4626p-7p$1,775,930

TOTAL

$10,538,110

Lottery officials reported on Wednesday morning that a $49 million winning lottery ticket had been sold in south Georgia.

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