There is $788 million up for grabs this weekend in the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is $410 million and Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $378 million.
If a lucky player wins tonight’s $410 million Mega Million jackpot, it will be the third largest Mega Millions jackpot won this year. The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in July when one ticket purchased in Illinois matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win a $1.34 billion jackpot. The jackpot was the second largest Mega Millions jackpot prize won in the game’s history.
In January 2021, an Oakland County lottery club won a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That jackpot was the largest ever won in Michigan and the fourth largest in U.S. lottery history.
If a Michigan player wins Saturday’s $378 million Powerball jackpot, it will be the third largest Powerball jackpot won this year. The Powerball jackpot was last won in August when one ticket purchased in Pennsylvania matched the five white balls and the Powerball to win a $206 million jackpot.
The last Michigan player to win a Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis, of Waterford. Davis won the game’s $70 million jackpot on Feb. 12, 2020.
Players 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. Friday. Powerball tickets may be purchased until 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for both games also may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com.
Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. 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. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball drawings take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Each Powerball play is only $2. 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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Powerball ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.