Powerball jackpot of $750 million up for grabs tonight

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If a Michigan player wins tonight’s $750 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state. The cash option for the jackpot is about $465 million.

Players may buy $2 Powerball tickets for the drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m. the day of the drawing. Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

In the 2018 fiscal year, the Lottery provided more than $941.3 million for Michigan’s public schools. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $22 billion to support public education in Michigan.

In 2012, Donald Lawson won a $337 million Powerball jackpot which is currently the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was in 2015 when Julie Leach won a $310.5 million jackpot.

The Multi-State Lottery Association encourages all lottery players to be responsible and for some people gambling can become a problem. The National Council on Problem Gambling has a 24 hour confidential helpline, 1-800-522-4700.

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