Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $1.5 Billion

No one matched all six numbers to win Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot, giving Michigan Lottery players a chance at a $1.5 billion jackpot in Saturday’s drawing. The cash option stands at $746 million.

While no one matched the winning numbers drawn Wednesday night – 02-11-22-35-60 PB: 23 – to win the jackpot, more than 7.2 million winning tickets were sold around the county for other prizes. In all, players around the country won nearly $75 million.

If a lucky player wins Saturday’s $1.5 billion jackpot, it will be the second-largest Powerball jackpot ever won, and third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Saturday’s drawing will be the 40th Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won Aug. 3.

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.

If a Michigan player wins the jackpot, it would be the largest jackpot ever won in the state. 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.

Powerball tickets may be purchased until 9:45 p.m. Saturday at retailers throughout the state. Tickets also may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. 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.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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