LANSING, MI – Lottery players across the country are hoping to cash in as the Powerball jackpot for Saturday on May 11 is worth an estimated $ 235 million.
The cash alternative for tonight's drawing is $ 145.4 million. The jackpot may increase before the subscription if ticket sales exceed expectations.
Again, MLive will deliver live results from tonight's drawing and will update this story with the winning numbers as they enter. I'll skip comments at 10:55 to answer questions and share winning numbers.
Winning numbers are: 6-8-9-37-40
Power Play: 2
How to play Mega Millions and Powerball [1[ads1]9659002] The Mega Millions drawing takes place at 10am : 59 and will be broadcast live on the following TV stations throughout the state:
- WBKB-TV 11 (CBS)
- WDIV-TV 4 (NBC)
- WNEM-TV 5 (CBS)
- WXSP -TV (19649010) WLA-TV 53 (ABC)
- WMKG-TV 38 (IND)
- WLUC-TV 6 (NBC / FOX)
- WGTU-TV 29 / WGTQ-TV 8)
After the drawing, MLive will publish an update in the morning that includes if anyone won the jackpot.
The drawing comes a week after Thomas Heckman arrived to claim a $ 1 million winning Mega Millions ticket. 19659002] Heckman claimed his price only days after a Genesee County woman won $ 4 million on an instant lottery ticket. The 60-year-old winner had actually won $ 2,000 last month playing the same game.
Her victory was reported one day after a Lansing man claimed a $ 1 million prize. He was so shocked at his victory that he thought he was pranked first.
The two winners are just two of a handful of big winners in recent weeks. In March, a Wayne County woman claimed a $ 4 million winning instant lottery ticket. The 28-year-old said she had actually dreamed of winning a $ 4 million lottery prize just a few months before her big win.
The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot were Kevin and Stephanie Blake of Waterford as $ 21 million after splitting a jackpot of $ 42 million on October 13, 2017. Kevin picked the winning numbers by Use a combination of family birthdays. After winning, the couple said they would not retire and continue to work.
And while they were lucky winners, it is smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $ 1 million sold in Ypsilanti last year was not claimed. The ticket was bought at CVS in Ypsilanti, but the winner never came to claim the prize. Instead, the money went to the state's School Aid Fund.
Talk about coming up, last year's winner of the $ 1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot came last year as well. The winner's identity was not revealed but as the player is from South Carolina, a state that allows winners to hide his identity when he claims jackpot prizes.
If you want to be the next player from Michigan to win a big lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of "Learn how to increase your chances of winning the lottery" has won more than $ 1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.