$865 Million Jackpot Up for Grabs in Tonight’s Powerball Drawing

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PowerballThe Mega Millions jackpot may have been won, but the Powerball jackpot is still climbing, giving players a shot at $865 million tonight! The cash option for the jackpot is $416.1 million.

If a player wins tonight’s jackpot, it would be the second Powerball jackpot won this year and the fifth largest Powerball jackpot ever won.

Tonight’s drawing will be the 37th drawing since the jackpot was last won Jan. 1 when one ticket purchased in Michigan won the $842.2 million jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased at the Food Castle of Grand Blanc, located at 3035 East Grand Blanc Road in Grand Blanc. The huge jackpot has yet to be claimed. The lucky winner should contact the Lottery’s Player Relations Division at 844-917-6325 to set up an appointment to claim their prize. Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

Since the Powerball jackpot run began Jan. 3, Michigan Lottery players have won more than $6.1 million in prizes, including two $1 million prizes.

Last night’s huge $1.13 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won by a single ticket purchased in New Jersey. In the 31 drawings during that jackpot run, which began on Dec. 12, Michigan Lottery players won more than $7.2 million in prizes, including three $1 million prizes.

Lottery retailers throughout the state are selling Powerball tickets until 9:45 p.m. tonight. 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.