LANSING (WKZO) -- Business is brisk at lottery retailers in Michigan, where players are busy trying to make their champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true.
The next chance for a winner in the Powerball $500 million jackpot comes late tonight.
That may sound big - and it is a Powerball record - but it will not be the largest lottery pot ever won, if someone wins it tonight.
"The record lottery jackpot in the country - actually, in the world - was the $656 million MegaMillions jackpot back in March," according to Michigan Lottery spokesperson Andi Brancato.
She told WKZO that would mean a lump sum payout of $327.4 million, if the jackpot does not grow more, and there is a good chance it will.
At $2 per play, Powerball has been able to grow jackpots faster than before, when one play cost $1.
Hear the whole Brancato interview from The Lori Moore Show by clicking here.