A lucky Michigan Lottery player has turned a $2 Powerball play into $1 million thanks to Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing.
The $1 million winning ticket was bought at the Speedway gas and convenience store, located at 7950 North Alger Road in Alma. The ticket matched the five white balls drawn – 09-10-32-42-55 – to win the big prize.
The $1 million winner from Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for the Powerball game are valid for one year from the drawing date.
A Three Rivers woman, Julie Leach, won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot on Sept. 30 by matching all of the winning numbers in that night’s drawing. The $310.5 million jackpot is the second-largest ever won in the state.
In 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won $337 million playing the Powerball game. Lawson’s jackpot win holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever paid in Michigan.
Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state. A “Power Play” option that multiplies some non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.
The Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturdays. They may be watched live on the Lottery’s network of stations: WBKB-TV 11 (CBS), WDIV-TV 4 (NBC), WNEM-TV 5 (CBS), WXSP-TV (MyNetwork TV), WLAJ-TV 53 (ABC), WLUC-TV 6 (NBC/FOX) and WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC). Additionally, the drawing may be watched online at: http://www.powerballlive.com/powerball. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.