There have now been 40 Powerball drawings in a row with no jackpot winner, which has paved the way for the jackpot to reach $1.9 billion for tonight’s drawing.
The cash value of the prize is a whopping $929 million, before taxes. Since the last jackpot win, a number of grand prize hopefuls in Michigan have hit the second-tier prize of $1 million.
To win that prize, a ticket has to match all five of the white balls drawn. That’s all the numbers except for the red Powerball. In the latest drawing on Nov. 5, yet another Michigan player won the $1 million prize. The player in Detroit bought the winning ticket at K&G Deli, located at 5625 Conner Street.
Powerball jackpot drought is making millionaires in Michigan
The Lottery doesn’t know who the winners are until they claim the prize, so always check your tickets. The winning numbers for Saturday, Nov. 5 were 28-45-53-56-69 and Powerball 20.
On Halloween night, another Michigan Lottery player hit $1 million, and in the drawing on Oct. 29, two players hit it. If you’re keeping count, that’s four $1 million winners in the past week. Over the last 40 drawings, a total of eight Michigan players have come within one number of winning it all.
The winning tickets were sold at:
- Aug. 24 – Meijer gas station, located at 8994 Shaver Road in Portage
- Sept. 24 – Otsego Party Store, located at 629 South Farmer Street in Otsego
- Oct. 19 – Fast Freddie’s, located at 2245 Main Street in Ubly
- Oct. 26 – Charaf Oil Inc, located at 7000 Greenfield Road in Dearborn
- Oct. 29 – New Buffalo Shell, located at 18913 Laporte Road in New Buffalo
- Oct. 29 – Billy’s Liquor Depot II, located at 27222 Grand River Avenue in Redford
- Oct. 31 – CVS Pharmacy, located at located at 626 West Front Street in Traverse City
So far, no one has hit the second-tier prize with Power Play, the $1 ticket add-on that would double the prize to $2 million.
Odds to win Powerball are long
The odds of matching the first five numbers to win the second-tier prize on a Powerball ticket are 1 in 11.69 million. To win the jackpot, a ticket has to defy the long odds of 1 in 292.2 million.
If someone wins the jackpot on Monday, Nov. 7, it will be the largest US Lottery jackpot in history. The largest Powerball jackpot prior to this was $1.586 billion, won by three tickets on Jan. 13, 2016. Multiple winning tickets means the prize gets split evenly among the winners.
A Michigan Lottery player won the jackpot that currently ranks as the fourth-largest. In January last year, a lottery club from Oakland County hit the $1.05 billion prize on Mega Millions. That was the largest lottery prize ever hit in the state.
The last time a Michigan player hit the Powerball jackpot was on Feb. 12, 2020. A player in Oakland County hit the grand prize at $70 million.