Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $225 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

Michigan Lottery PowerballIf your family and friends seem distracted today, it’s likely they’re daydreaming about what they’d do if they won the $225 million Powerball jackpot.

Tonight’s $225 million prize is the third largest Powerball jackpot of 2014. In February, a California man won more than $425 million, and a Tennessee man won more than $259 million in June.

The largest Powerball win by a Michigan Lottery player came on Aug. 15, 2012 when Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won $337 million. Lawson’s jackpot win is also the largest prize ever won by a Lottery player in Michigan.

The Powerball drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets for the drawing may be purchased until 9:45 p.m.

If the jackpot is won tonight, the winner could select a one-time lump sum option of $134.1 million.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at any of the 11,000 Lottery retailers throughout the state. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to five times may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

The Powerball drawing 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 drawing may be watched online at: www.powerballlive.com/powerball.

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