Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $223 Million for tonight's drawing

Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 11:25:27-04

The cash keeps piling up for tonight's Powerball jackpot, which now stands at $223 million. The cash option for the jackpot is about $133 million.


The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach, of Three Rivers. Leach won the game's $310.5 million jackpot on Sept. 30, 2015.


If a Michigan player wins tonight's $223 million jackpot, it would be the third-largest Powerball prize won in the state. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson's jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.


Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. Players may buy $2 Powerball tickets for the drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at [] until 9:45 p.m. tonight.


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.


Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: []. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.


Source: Press Release