Colleen Wymer, of Clinton Township, matched the five white balls – 34-38-42-61-62 – in the March 17 drawing to win the big prize. She bought her winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com
“I often play the Powerball and Mega Millions games and win a few dollars here and there,” said the 62-year-old Wymer. “When I logged into my Lottery account a few days after the drawing and saw a prize notification, I thought: ‘Wow I hope it’s more than a couple dollars this time!’
“When I saw it was a $1 million prize, I couldn’t believe it.”
Wymer visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. “I haven’t even thought about what I will do with my winnings yet because I’m still in shock. It doesn’t seem real,” Wymer 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.