Did Anyone Win the Michigan Powerball?
Are you wondering, “Did anyone win the Michigan Powerball?” If so, you may want to check out the results of the latest draw. The prize is nearly $250 million and the winning ticket was sold in Metro Detroit. This could be the largest Lottery jackpot in history.
Since Michigan became a participating state in the Powerball game in 2010, the state has seen more than a dozen winners of the game. There have been nine $1 million prizes and a few multi-million-dollar jackpots. Several players have also won Match 5 prizes and a few other smaller prizes.
The last big winner in Michigan was Cristy Davis. She won $70 million on February 12, 2020. Although she didn’t match all five white balls, she was happy with her prize. As the Powerball jackpot increased, so did the amount of money she was awarded. After her win, she chose a lump sum or cash option.
Another big winner in the state was Donald Lawson. His winning ticket was purchased from a Sunoco gas station. He won a total of $337 million, before taxes. In addition to the jackpot, Lawson won $158.7 million after taxes.
A few weeks later, another Powerball winner from Michigan was announced. Laura and Raymond Buonanno of Pontiac were awarded $1.05 billion. That’s the fourth largest lottery prize ever won in Michigan. It’s also the second-largest in the entire US.
In the next drawing, which will take place Monday, October 17, 2020, the jackpot will increase to a staggering $1.9 billion. If the winning ticket isn’t claimed within 180 days, the money will be transferred to the School Aid Fund. For information on how to claim a prize, check out the Powerball website or contact the Michigan Lottery.
There were also several second-tier prize winners in Michigan, who won a little more than one million dollars. Nine of these prizes were won during the most recent run of the game.
One lucky Michigan lottery player won a $1 million prize after Saturday’s drawing. Joni Thompson played the game for the first time in November. The winner’s numbers were just a digit off. According to the lottery’s site, she has chosen to use her winnings to help small business owners in her community.
Michigan Powerball tickets are $2 per play. You can purchase a ticket online or at a local store. Players must be 18 years old to participate. To win a prize, players must select five white ball numbers and one red ball number. They can choose from an Easy Pick or a Power Play feature to boost their non-jackpot rewards.
You can find the latest Powerball results and other information about the lottery at the Michigan Lottery’s website. When purchasing a ticket, be sure to complete the Authorization to Maintain Confidentiality form. Before disclosing the identity of a prize-winning winner, the Lottery needs to have written consent from the winner.
The Michigan Powerball drawing is held on Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m., and there are two drawing dates in each week. The odds of matching the five white ball numbers are one in 292.2 million.