LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Lottery is giving away 1,500 Powerball tickets in four different cities, according to a news release.

"As tomorrow night's Powerball jackpot currently stands at a world record-shattering $1.5 billion (with a cash option of $930 million), the Kentucky Lottery is thanking players by giving away 1,500 free Powerball tickets in a whirlwind four city tour," the release states.

The tickets will be split evenly among four locations where events will be held Wednesday. The locations and the times times of the giveaways are:

Louisville
Kroger
9440 Brownsboro Road
10 a.m. Eastern Time

Lexington
Kroger
200 E. Brannon Road (Nicholasville)
2 p.m Eastern Time

Covington
Location to be decided
2 p.m. Eastern Time

Bowling Green
Kroger
2945 Scottsville Road
2 p.m. Central Time

"The reason we're at this astonishing point in our history is because of our players," said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason, according to the news release. "To say thanks for their support, we're going to give 1,500 players a free $2 Powerball ticket."

"We invite players out to be one of the first in line to get a...free ticket, have their picture made with the actual Powerball check that will be awarded if someone in Kentucky wins, meet the Powerball mascot, and just enjoy this great moment in our history," Gleason added, according to the news release. 

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the Kentucky Lottery.

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