$337 m remains unbeaten Powerball prize in Michigan history

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By admin September 1, 2017 15:50

$337 m remains unbeaten Powerball prize in Michigan history

The last Powerball winner, Mavis L. Wanczyk of Massachusetts won one of the largest lottery prizes in U.S. history on August 24. But, the biggest prize in Michigan lottery history was claimed on August 31, 2012.

Five years ago on August 31, Donald Lawson of Lapeer claimed the biggest prize in the history of Michigan Lottery. Lawson claimed a record $337 million Powerball jackpot of Michigan Lottery for the August 15, 2012 drawing.

The Powerball winning numbers for August 15, 2012 drawing were: 06-27-46-51-56 with

Powerball: 21

Lawson matched all the numbers drawn along with the Powerball number. He purchased the winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 1489 North Main Street in Lapeer. The gas station also received a bonus check for $50,000 as a commission for selling the winning ticket.

Lawson came to know about his giant win on August 16. Her daughter told him that the winning ticket for August 15, 2012 drawing was purchased in Lapeer. Lawson first matched the Powerball number and then checked the numbers. Soon, he learned of his good fortune and won the jackpot.

Lawson remembers, he called his sister and told her to quit her job and come home. However, her sister first laughed and said, ‘Did you win the lottery?’ Lawson replied with a yes. After telling her sister, Lawson decided to have some fun with his mother. He called her mother and told her that he had won $200,000 in the Lottery and she didn’t believe. Finally, he told her the truth of bagging $337 million.

Moreover, Lawson’s $337 million Powerball jackpot win is the largest lottery prize ever won in Michigan. Lawson opted for a one-time lump sum cash payment of about $224.6 million. The last Michigan lottery player to hit the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach. Julie of Three Rivers won $310.5 million prize money on Sept. 30, 2015.

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