Powerball jackpot climbs to more than half a billion dollars

Powerball winning numbers drawn for $430 million jackpot
No one wins PowerBall, jackpot to reach over $500M

18 August, 2017

The numbers: 9-15-43-60-64, Powerball: 4, PowerPlay: 3.

If a MI player wins Saturday's $510 million jackpot, it would be the largest lottery prize ever won in MI. Two tickets were sold in Marietta, and one ticket was sold in Conyers.

The overall prize for Saturday night's drawing will be $510 million.

The cash payout for the jackout is an estimated $342.2 million. The second is the cash option of $324.2 million, but it would be subject to state and federal taxes.

The current record holder is Donald Lawson of Lapeer, who won a $337 million Powerball jackpot on August 15, 2012.

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Aug. 17, 2017: Before the Powerball jackpot rolled to United States dollars 510 million for this Saturday's drawing, a winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball with Power Play ticket worth USD 150,000 for the Wednesday, August 16, drawing was sold in Luzerne County.

The jackpot began rolling June 14 and has rolled 19 times.

The victor of last Friday's $393 million Mega Millions prize has not come forward.

The current jackpot would be the eighth largest in US history, and the fifth largest Powerball jackpot ever. There were Match 5 winners in California and Florida.

Wisconsin Lottery officials report that the ticket was sold at the Medford Cooperative Convenience Store.

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