Nobody won Saturday’s night Powerball jackpot, but one Michigan Lottery player came close, taking home a $1 million prize. The player matched the five balls drawn (28-45-53-56-69) Saturday to win $1 million. Had they also matched the Powerball number, they would’ve won the jackpot, which has surpassed $1 billion.
Even though they fell short of the full jackpot, it’s hard to complain about a $1 million prize. The winning ticket was bought in Detroit at a K&G Deli at 5625 Conner St., according to the Michigan Lottery’s website.
The last Michigan player to win the entire Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis, who won a $70 million jackpot in 2020. Davis received her money in one lump sum payment of about $50 million rather than dozens of annual payments, according to reports.
“Winning has caused me to feel overwhelmed, grateful and relieved all at once,” Davis told The Detroit News. “I won’t have to live paycheck-to-paycheck any more.”
Life-changing money at stake Monday
Since nobody won the full Powerball jackpot over the weekend, the jackpot is now at a record $1.9 billion. The previous largest lottery jackpot ever won was $1.59 billion. That jackpot was won in 2016 and the winnings were split among winning tickets in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
Michiganders looking for a shot to win have until 9:45 p.m. ET Monday to purchase their Powerball tickets. Tickets can be purchased at retailers across the state or online at the Michigan Lottery’s website. Each Powerball ticket costs $2.
A $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot is the current record for the largest prize won in Michigan. That jackpot was won in January 2021 by an Oakland County lottery club.
Should a Michigan player win Monday, it’ll nearly double the previous record for largest prize won in the state. While it’s fun to dream about winning the Powerball jackpot, it’s a massive longshot bet, as the odds to match all six numbers are 1 in 292.2 million.