A Ypsilanti woman took a chance on Powerball and it paid off in a big way when she won a $1 million prize.
Yvonne Peterson, 56, matched the five white balls – 04-19-23-25-49 – in the Jan. 13 drawing to win a $1 million prize. She bought her winning ticket at the Joe Hall Quick Stop, located at 244 Joe Hall Drive in Ypsilanti.
“The jackpot was getting up there, so I decided to buy a ticket,” said Peterson. “About a week later I took the ticket in to the store to see if it was a winner. Winning this much is overwhelming but I’m excited to be able to help my family!”
Peterson visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. She plans to share her winnings with her family, buy a new home, and then save the remainder.
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.