Michigan Lottery players will have two chances to cash in on jackpots of $100 million or more in this weekend’s Mega Millions and Powerball drawings. The current estimated jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is $136 million, while Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at $100 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot last eclipsed the $100 million mark in February 2014. That jackpot continued to roll until it was won on March 18, when two players from Florida and Maryland claimed the game’s top prize, splitting $404 million.
For Powerball, Saturday marks the third time in 2014 that the game’s jackpot has reached $100 million or more. In February, a California man won a jackpot of $425.3 million. More recently, a Florida-based lottery club claimed a jackpot of $148.8 million on April 23.
Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for both drawings. Lottery retailers throughout the state are selling Mega Millions tickets until 10:45 p.m. Powerball tickets may be purchased until 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Each Mega Millions play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each. A “Power Play” option that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.
The Mega Millions drawing will take place at 11 p.m., and the winning Powerball numbers will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. Saturday. Both drawings may be watched live on the Lottery’s network of stations: WBKB-TV 11 (CBS), WDIV-TV 4 (NBC), WNEM-TV 5 (CBS), WXSP-TV (MyNetwork TV), WLAJ-TV 53 (ABC), WLUC-TV 6 (NBC/FOX) and WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC). Additionally, the Powerball drawing may be watched online at: www.powerballlive.com/powerball.