Jacob Filiatreau, of Lowell, matched the five white balls – 17-54-56-63-69 – in the Dec. 12, 2020 drawing to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Mobil gas station, located at 432 Lincoln Lake Avenue Southeast in Lowell.
“I play Powerball regularly and always take my tickets back up to the store to scan them,” said Filiatreau. “When I scanned this ticket, I had a strange feeling when I saw the message.
“I asked the clerk to check the ticket for me and when I realized what I had won, well, the best way to describe it is I felt like a million bucks!”
Filiatreau, 36, visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to share with his family.
“This takes a lot of weight off my shoulders and helps me do things now that I had planned to do a long time down the road,” Filiatreau 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 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.