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

Posted: 11:25 AM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 15:25:27Z

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  MichiganLottery.com [click.noreply.michiganlottery.com]  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:  http://www.powerball.com [click.noreply.michiganlottery.com] . Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

 

Source: Press Release