It still hasn’t sunk in for a Kalamazoo man that he won $150,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Powerball game.
Todd Schultz, 59, matched the four white balls and the Powerball – 37-40-50-61-63 PB: 21 – in the Sept. 13 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, the prize was multiplied to $150,000. He bought his winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 5121 South Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo.
“I like to play different draw games and I play Powerball regularly,” said Schultz. “After the drawing, I took my ticket to a retailer to check it and got a message to file a claim. I didn’t know how much I’d won, so I scheduled an appointment at the Grand Rapids office. It wasn’t until I went there to cash my ticket that I realized I had won $150,000.”
Since Schultz won more than $100,000, he had to visit Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. During his visit to Lansing, he said he plans to purchase land and then save the remainder of his winnings.
“I can’t even describe how it feels to win because it still doesn’t seem real,” Schultz 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.