Cash is still piling up in the Powerball jackpot which has increased to $700 million for Wednesday’s drawing. The cash option for the jackpot is $336 million.
If a lucky player wins the $700 million jackpot, it will be the largest Powerball jackpot won this year and the fifth largest Powerball jackpot ever won. Wednesday’s drawing will be the 36th Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won Aug. 3. 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.
If a Michigan player wins the jackpot, it would be the second largest jackpot ever won in the state. In January 2021, and 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.
Players have plenty of time to purchase tickets for the drawing. Lottery retailers are selling Powerball tickets until 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. 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.