Powerball jackpot climbs to $580 million for Saturday’s draw

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Previously estimated at $550 million, the Powerball jackpot has increased to $580 million for Saturday’s draw, the Michigan Lottery announced Friday. The cash option for the jackpot is $278.2 million.

The drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Saturday and will be broadcast on WNEM TV5. Tickets are available for purchase for $2 each at authorized Michigan Lottery vendors or at the Michigan Lottery website. The ticket sales deadline is 9:45 p.m. Saturday, according to Michigan Lottery in a news release Friday.

A “power play” option multiplies non-jackpot prizes up to 10 times up to a maximum of $2 million. It can be added to any Powerball ticket for $1.

If anyone wins Saturday’s $580 million jackpot, it will be the second-biggest Powerball jackpot won in 2022 and the tenth-biggest ever, according to Michigan Lottery in the release.

The draw will be the 34th Powerball draw since the jackpot was last won on August 3. A ticket purchased in Pennsylvania matched the five cue balls and Powerball to win a $206 million jackpot.

The last Michigan player to win a Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis of Waterford. Davis won the game’s 2020 $70 million jackpot.

In Wednesday night’s draw, one lucky Powerball player who bought their ticket at a Fast Freddie’s in Ubly matched the five white balls, which brought them $1 million. But the winner has not been identified.

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 6, 8, 15, 27 and 42, with a red Powerball of 10.

The odds of getting all five white balls for the $1 million prize are 1 in 12,607,306. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

The Powerball draw takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and can be watched live online at powerball.com.

The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network (1-800-522-4700). The network is a national single point of access to local resources for those seeking help with a gambling problem. The network consists of 28 call centers that provide resources and referrals for all 50 states, the Canada and the US Virgin Islands. Help is available 24/7 and is 100% confidential.

The National Problem Gambling Helpline Network also includes text messaging and chat services. The features allow those who play online or on their mobile phone to access help the same way they play. One call, text or chat will get you to problem gambling help anywhere in the United States

Help is also available through an online peer support forum at gamtalk.org.

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