The mountain of cash up for grabs in the Powerball jackpot now stands at $435 million for Saturday’s drawing. The cash option for the jackpot is about $273 million.
If a Michigan player wins Saturday’s $435 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball prize won in the state. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’s jackpot also holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.
The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach, of Three Rivers. Leach won the game’s $310.5 million jackpot on Sept. 30, 2015.
Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. Players may buy Powerball plays for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m. the day of the drawing. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerballlive.com/powerball. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.