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Powerball jackpot hits $825 million as grand prize increases again

LANSING, MI — The 2nd largest Powerball jackpot ever just got a little bigger as lottery officials announced Friday the jackpot has jumped to $825 million. The cash option for the Saturday, Oct. 29 drawing is now worth $410.2 million.

The jackpot was previously announced at $800 million, but ticket sales have remained strong, leading to an increase a full day ahead of the next drawing.

The current jackpot is the 5th largest lottery prize in U.S. history. There have been 36 consecutive Powerball drawings without a winner, leading to tomorrow night’s grand prize being so large.

The Powerball drawing takes place Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. and tickets can be purchased in Michigan for the drawing until 9:45 p.m. that night.

Related story: How to play Powerball, where to buy tickets as jackpot surpasses $400 million

For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot is the Wolverine FLL lottery club which claimed a $1.05 billion jackpot in March 2021. With their winnings, the group plans to give back to the community.

And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Warren last year went unclaimed. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.

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