$1 Billion Powerball Jackpot Up for Grabs in Tonight’s Powerball Drawing

PowerballThe Powerball jackpot has reached $1 billion for tonight’s drawing. The cash option for the jackpot is about $516 million.

If a player wins the $1 billion jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball jackpot won this year. In February, a player in Washington won a $754.6 million jackpot.

Tonight’s drawing will be the 39th drawing since the Powerball jackpot was last won. The Powerball jackpot was won most recently in April, when one ticket purchased in Ohio matched the five white balls and the Powerball to win a $252.6 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.

The largest jackpot ever won in Michigan was a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That jackpot was won by an Oakland County lottery club in January 2021 and ranks sixth largest in U.S. lottery history.

Players have plenty of time to purchase tickets for the drawing. Lottery retailers throughout the state are selling Powerball tickets until 9:45 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com.

Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.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.

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