Powerball jackpot soars to $600 million - WNEM TV 5

Powerball jackpot soars to $600 million

Posted: Updated:
LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

The Powerball jackpot has crossed into record territory.

No one matched Wednesday night's numbers and as of Friday afternoon, the jackpot stands at $600 million.

The jackpot can be paid out as an annuity for 30 years, in which the player would receive payments annually, or the winner could decide to take the money in a lump sum of $376.9 million.

This Powerball jackpot is the largest, having surpassed the $587.5 million pot last reached in 2012.

A Megal Millions jackpot in 2012 reached $656 million.

The next Powerball drawing will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 10:59 p.m. You can catch those winning on WNEM TV5 during our 11 p.m. newscast.

WNEM.com wants to know what you would do with all that money if you won -- would you buy a boat? Travel? Buy your mom a house? Party so hard that you would put the Rolling Stones to shame? Leave us a description in our comments fields below.

Copyright WNEM 2013 (Meredith Corporation.) All rights reserved.

  • Fast Feedback

  • Do you play the lotto when there's this much money on the line?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    I always play the Lotto!
    24%
    11 votes
    Yes, I will this time!
    56%
    27 votes
    No, I don't like money
    8%
    4 votes
    I never play the Lotto
    12%
    6 votes
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:19:44 GMT
    WNEMWNEM
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
  • Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:12:22 GMT
    nonenone
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
  • Instructor dies, trainee injured in skydiving accident

    Instructor dies, trainee injured in skydiving accident

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:10:06 GMT
    A Louisiana skydiving instructor died Sunday, and his trainee injured, after he lost consciousness during a skydiving jump.    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says the instructor and trainee were performing a tandem jump on the Royal Golf Course in Slidell, Louisiana, shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday when the instructor lost consciousness after leaving the airplane. The reserve parachute opened after the main parachute belonging to the instructor did not, but witnesses s...More >
    A Louisiana skydiving instructor died Sunday, and his trainee injured, after he lost consciousness during a skydiving jump.    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says the instructor and trainee were performing a tandem jump on the Royal Golf Course in Slidell, Louisiana, shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday when the instructor lost consciousness after leaving the airplane. The reserve parachute opened after the main parachute belonging to the instructor did not, but witnesses s...More >
Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.