The two member B-Squared Lottery Club won the $1 million prize after matching the five white balls drawn Aug. 23: 06-07-16-23-26. The club bought the winning ticket at the Melvindale Liquor Market, located at 17973 Allen Road in Melvindale.
While the club members were happy to win $1 million, they missed winning a share of the $760 million Powerball jackpot by one digit. Their ticket had 03 for the Powerball and the number 04 was drawn.
“A group of us at work have typically played the Lottery when jackpots get into the hundreds of millions,” said the club’s representative. “We asked around during this last Powerball jackpot and no one seemed interested, so the two of us bought a bunch of tickets.
“I saw the numbers flash across the bottom of the news and then started checking our tickets. When I saw we’d matched five numbers, I ran and woke my wife up to tell her what we’d won. The next morning, the first call I made was my co-worker to tell him the good news. For a minute, we thought about what might have been if we’d had a 04 instead of a 03, but we’re still thrilled to have won $1 million.”
The B-Squared Lottery Club members visited Lottery headquarters on Tuesday to claim their big prize. Each member plans to save their big winnings for a rainy day.
“It’s a good feeling to know that people really do win playing the Lottery,” the club’s representative said.
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. on Wednesday and Saturday 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.