Powerball jackpot climbs to $217 million - WNEM TV 5

Powerball jackpot climbs to $217 million

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LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

Cash keeps piling up for Saturday’s Powerball jackpot, which now stands at $217 million. The cash option for the jackpot is about $142 million.

Powerball has been a lucrative game for Michigan Lottery players in 2016. Ten Michigan players have won the game’s $1 million prize.

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 win’s Saturday’s $217 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 Powerball tickets for Saturday’s drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m.

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 five times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

The Powerball jackpot drawing can be seen Saturdays during WNEM TV5 News at 11.

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