The family that plays together, wins together. That was the case for a Macomb County father and son who won a $150,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery!
The G & T Players lottery club matched four white balls and the Powerball – 20-22-26-28-63, PB: 05 – in the Aug. 26 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $150,000. The club bought the winning ticket at the Harper Gas Station, located at 29600 Harper Avenue in Saint Clair Shores.
“We checked our ticket the morning after the drawing and didn’t recognize the message we got on the ticket checker,” said club representative, Gary Mallet. “We asked the clerk to scan the ticket and she used the Lottery’s app to find out how much we’d won.
“She scanned the ticket and then dropped her phone and said: ‘You won $150,000!’ We couldn’t believe it and told her to ‘Quit pulling our legs!’”
The father and son club recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With their winnings, the club plans to pay bills, complete some home repairs, and then save the remainder.
“Winning is unreal and so hard to believe. It couldn’t have come at a better time!” said Mallet.
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.