A Powerball jackpot worth two billion dollars was up for grabs on Wednesday night.
Numbers drawn: 22, 24, 40, 52, 64 Powerball 10 and 2X Power Play.
Michigan players purchased more than 3.7 million tickets at retailers for a chance to win the second-largest jackpot in lottery history, nearly three million of which were purchased today. Sales were strongest from 3 pm to 8 pm, when players bought an average of over 320,000 tickets per hour.
If a lucky player wins tonight’s Powerball jackpot, it will be the second largest lottery jackpot ever won.
Tonight’s drawing is the 36th since the Powerball jackpot was last won on July 19. A ticket bought in California won the $1.08 billion jackpot. The jackpot is the largest Powerball jackpot won this year and the third largest in Powerball history. This is the first time that two consecutive jackpot runs have produced billion-dollar jackpots in a Powerball game.
During the current jackpot run that began July 22, Michigan Lottery players purchased more than 30 million tickets at retailers and won more than $13 million in prizes, including six prizes of $1 million or more:
- August 26 – A $1 million winning ticket was purchased at Wild Bills Tobacco Livonia III, located at 27424 6 Mile Road in Livonia.
- September 11. – A $1 million winning ticket was purchased at Christie’s Burr House located at 211 East Main Street in Hart.
- September 23 – $2 million winning ticket purchased online MichiganLottery.com.
- September 30 – A $1 million winning ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven located at 34951 Garfield Road in Fraser.
- October 2 – The $1 million winning ticket was purchased at Burks Inc. located at 875 East Lincoln in Ionia.
- October 7 – The $1 million winning ticket was purchased at Northview Wine Shop, located at 23015 21 Mile Road in Macomb.
The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Christy Davis of Waterford. Davis won the game’s $70 million jackpot on February 12, 2020.
The lack of Powerball jackpot winners reflects the game’s tough odds of 1 in 292.2 million.
The $1.73 billion prize is for the sole winner, with annual checks over 30 years, paid out through an annuity. Most jackpot winners choose cash, which is estimated at $756.6 million.
Federal taxes accrue on winnings, and some states also tax large lottery prizes.
Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
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