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.
Somebody in Michigan just won the $320M Powerball jackpot, meaning the wealth of the state instantly quadrupled.
Seriously? Did some prick in Michigan win the Powerball??? #SOB
Detroit has 3 major casino's but the Detroit Police just had to take a 10% pay cut !!! The Michigan Powerball is at 320 MILLION DOLLARS??!!!