Tina Marinelli, 59, matched the five white balls – 40-53-60-68-69 – in the Jan. 20 drawing to win a $1 million prize. She bought her winning ticket at the Vulcan A-Mart Party Store, located at W4710 U.S. Highway 2 in Vulcan.
“I decided to play on a whim,” said Marinelli. “The next day I checked my ticket and found out I was a big winner. It all seems like a dream and I keep waiting to wake up!”
Marinelli visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. She plans to invest her winnings for her retirement.
“I’ve had a blessed life and this won’t change that, but it will make me more comfortable,” Marinelli 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.