Howell Powerball player wins $1 million!

PowerballGerald Campagna has bought a lot of Lottery tickets but he had a special feeling when he bought his Powerball ticket in early March. “I had a feeling it might be a winner,” he stated.

Campagna’s hunch proved correct and his Powerball ticket netted him a cool $1 million. “When the price of Powerball increased to $2 in January, I thought about boycotting it; but in this case the extra dollar was worth it,” said Campagna.

Campagna will use the money to pay off his mortgage and maybe finish his basement, but he says the money will not cause him to change his lifestyle. He will continue to be active in outdoor pursuits and may do some traveling.  ”

The winning ticket was sold by Meijer #172 located at 3883 E. Grand River Ave. in Howell.

Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2011, the contribution to schools was over $727.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed over $16 billion to education in Michigan.

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