Troy Moulton, of Sanford, matched the four white balls and the Powerball – 20-31-38-40-49 PB: 21 – in the Sept. 11 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, the prize was multiplied to $100,000. He bought his winning ticket at Ellis Party Store, located at 278 West Saginaw Road in Midland.
“I like to play the Powerball game when the jackpot gets high,” said Moulton. “I always play 21 as the Powerball number, so when I was checking the winning numbers, I knew right away that I had at least matched the Powerball.
“Once I went through the rest of my numbers and saw I’d matched four more on that line, I said to my wife: ‘I think we just won some good money!’”
Moulton, 59, visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He plans to save his winnings.
“I feel blessed and very fortunate to have won $100,000,” Moulton 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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Powerball ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, 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.