$625 million dollar Powerball numbers to be picked Saturday night

The Powerball lottery drawing with an estimated $625 million jackpot will be held Saturday

The Powerball lottery drawing with an estimated $625 million jackpot will be held Saturday

Wisconsin has nabbed 16 jackpot wins since Powerball's inception in 1988.

Saturday night's Powerball jackpot is up to $625 million.

The cash annuity of Saturday's drawing is estimated at $380.6 million. The drawing scheduled for Saturday, March 23 could produce the first victor of 2019. Lawson's jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in MI. It was a almost $1.59 billion Powerball prize drawn on January 13, 2016.

In May 2013, Paul McDowell from Bells won a jackpot prize worth $40 million.

In 2016, Americans spent more than $72 billion on lottery tickets, according to the United States Census Bureau.

The last MI player to win the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach, of Three Rivers.

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Prior to Johnson's jackpot win the day after Christmas, no one had hit the Powerball top prize since October 27.

It happened last year, and this year, a similar story.

The drawing is held at 7:59 p.m.

The odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million.

On May 18, Little Ferry resident Tayeb Souami won the $315.3 million prize with a ticket he bought at ShopRite in Hackensack. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25.

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