The Mo + Jack Lottery Club matched the five white balls drawn – 07-36-48-57-58 – in the Jan. 12 drawing to win a $1 million prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, the prize was multiplied by two for a $2 million prize. The winning ticket was bought at Randy’s Food Center, located at 5272 Miller Road in Flint.
“We stopped to grab a gift for my girlfriend’s cousin on our way to her 21st birthday party,” said Morris Cummings. “While my girlfriend was shopping, I bought a few Powerball tickets.
“After we left the party, we stopped at the bar on our way home. While we were there, I remembered that I had a few Powerball tickets to check. I checked the numbers on my phone, and at first I thought maybe I was seeing things a bit fuzzy because I’d had a few drinks, so I asked my girlfriend to check the ticket.”
“I looked the ticket over and told Morris he was seeing things correctly,” said Jackie Rowley. “The party at the bar got better from there!”
“I can’t explain this feeling at all. It’s been so exciting and we’re both thrilled to have this money in the bank,” Morris 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.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.