Michigan Powerball Winner Comes Forward

    August 23, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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The Michigan Powerball winner who has a stake at a $337 million prize has contacted the lottery office, but officials say they won’t release the identity of that person until the money is actually claimed.

The winning ticket–the only one–was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in Lapeer, Michigan and is worth either a one-time payment of $224.66 million or 29 annual payments adding up to $337 million (before taxes, of course). Most people choose the one-time payment.

The prize is the third-largest in Powerball’s history, and has subsequently gone down to around $40 million. Eight million-dollar tickets were winners this time around in the Match 5 prize, and several others were winners of varying amounts. In total, Powerball paid out about $27 million from those.

  • leah thurman

    Could they please build my mom a new home? i think it would only cost around 50,000 and she needs it bad. She has worked hard her whole life, raised 5 children in that home, and now it is falling down around her and we cant afford a new one for her. She is 68 years old and has always worried about us, now we worry about her! She is a good woman, and a wonderful mom despite all that she went thru her whole life, please help her if you read this, and we will be more than happy to turn the property over to you when she passes!

  • Barbara swatsell

    I’m happy for the winner whoever it may be.. Enjoy your life :) )