Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is the fourth largest in 2014. In February, a California man won $425.3 million, the game’s largest jackpot this year.
Powerball has been lucky for Michigan Lottery players this year. On Wednesday, a Michigan player won $1 million after matching the first five numbers drawn: 02-11-19-21-42. The winning ticket was bought at Mitch’s Party Store, located at 37504 Michigan Avenue in Wayne.
Including Wednesday’s $1 million winner, five $1 million winning tickets have been bought in Michigan in 2014, including three winners in a four-day span in February.
If a Michigan player win’s Saturday’s $203 million Powerball jackpot, it would be the game’s second-largest prize won in the state. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won $337 million. Lawson’s jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.
The winner from Wednesday’s drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect their big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Powerball are valid for one year from the drawing date.
Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across 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: http://www.powerballlive.com/powerball.