Michigan Lottery players have a chance at a world-record $1.9 billion jackpot in tonight’s Powerball drawing. The cash option is $929.1 million.
If a lucky player wins the $1.9 billion jackpot, it will be the largest Lottery jackpot ever won. The current world record jackpot is $1.586 billion. That Powerball jackpot was won on Jan. 13, 2016 and was split by three winning tickets purchased in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
Tonight’s drawing will be the 41st drawing since the jackpot was last won on Aug. 3, tying a record for the longest jackpot run in Powerball history. During the current jackpot run, which began Aug. 6, Michigan Lottery players have purchased more than 43 million tickets at retailers and have won more than $17 million in prizes, including eight $1 million prizes:
- Aug. 24 – Meijer gas station, located at 8994 Shaver Road in Portage
- Sept. 24 – Otsego Party Store, located at 629 South Farmer Street in Otsego
- Oct. 19 – Fast Freddie’s, located at 2245 Main Street in Ubly
- Oct. 26 – Charaf Oil Inc, located at 7000 Greenfield Road in Dearborn
- Oct. 29 – New Buffalo Shell, located at 18913 Laporte Road in New Buffalo
- Oct. 29 – Billy’s Liquor Depot II, located at 27222 Grand River Avenue in Redford
- Oct. 31 – CVS Pharmacy, located at located at 626 West Front Street in Traverse City
- Nov. 5 – K&G Deli, located at 5625 Conner Street in Detroit
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. tonight 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.