Winning a $150,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery has given a Westland man the opportunity to help others in his community.
David Gibbons, 77, matched four white balls and the Powerball – 02-38-44-50-62, PB: 19 – in the June 24 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $150,000. He bought his winning ticket at Romulus Liquor, located at 30601 Eureka Road in Romulus.
“I play Powerball twice a month and always get easy pick tickets,” said Gibbons. “When I checked my ticket, I was so happy because I knew it meant I could help others. I am going to share with my family and help two charities that are important to me.”
Gibbons recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. In addition to sharing his winnings with others, he also plans to take a trip.
“Winning this money is a blessing and gives me the opportunity to impact the lives of others. If I can make a difference for just one person, that’s an amazing feeling,” Gibbons 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.