There are three new millionaires thanks to the Michigan Lottery’s Powerball game.
Three lucky players matched the first five numbers – 06-07-16-23-26 – in Wednesday night’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. The winning tickets were bought at:
- O’Connor’s Deli, located at 650 South Grand Street in Fowlerville
- Melvindale Liquor Market, located at 17973 Allen Road in Melvindale
- Old West Tobacco, located at 45029 West Pontiac Trail in Novi
Wednesday night’s $758.7 million Powerball jackpot had Lottery players swarming retailers for a chance at the second-largest prize in Lottery history. None of the 6.9 million tickets purchased in Michigan matched the jackpot-winning numbers.
Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot is the second-largest lottery jackpot ever won in the United States. The record for a U.S. lottery jackpot is $1.6 billion. That also is the world record. That Powerball jackpot was won on Jan. 13, 2016, and split between three winning tickets (California, Florida, and Tennessee). Michigan began selling Powerball tickets on Jan. 31, 2010.
The largest Lottery prize ever won by a Michigan player was a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won that jackpot on Aug. 15, 2012. The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach, of Three Rivers. Leach won the game’s $310.5 million jackpot on Sept. 30, 2015.
The winners should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect their big prize. The prizes must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.
Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerballlive.com/powerball. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.