Time to buy a lottery ticket: Powerball jackpot climbs up to $320 million

LANSING, MICH. - A Michigan Lottery player has the potential to have the happiest holiday season of all time if they win the $320 million Powerball jackpot on Saturday, Nov. 19.

According to Powerball, the last Michigan winner was Jamie Leach, of Three Rivers. Leach won the a $310.5 million jackpot Sept. 30, 2015.

Powerball states that 2016 has been a lucrative year for Michigan players -- 10 Michiganders have won the game's $1 million prize. 

If a Michigan player does win the $320 million jackpot, it would be the second-largest Powerball prize won in the state. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $377 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson's winnings hold the record for largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

Interested players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win big.

Players may purchase tickets at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m., Saturday evening.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. and may be watched live online at http://www.PowerballLive.com/powerball

 

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