First Michigan Powerball winner to get $129m jackpot
DETROIT, MI – The first winner of a Powerball jackpot from the state of Michigan purchase their ticket at an adult bookstore in Detroit and will not be able to remain anonymous as the Michigan Lottery forbids players to hide their identity.
The $128.6 million win comes just a week after someone else in Michigan won a Mega Millions jackpot of $140 million. Both winners are yet to come forward but they will be revealed once the Michigan Lottery and Mega Millions receive a valid claim.
The winning ticket match all five white ball numbers and the Powerball, which were 7, 12, 23, 34, 38, Powerball, 33 and Power Play, 4.
The total prize of $128.6 million will be reduced to around $70 million before taxes if the winner decided to take the jackpot in one lump sum payment rather than as an annuity.
The Powerball draw game has only been played in Michigan since the end of January this year and the fact that a big win has come relatively soon should help to further boost the popularity of this mult-state draw game.
Other winners from the draw made on November 6th include ten players from across the country who will receive $200,000 second prizes for matching all five “white” numbers drawn, but missed out on the Powerball. One player from South Carolina will get a $1million payout after matching all five numbers and purchasing the $1 Power Play option, which automatically multiplies the second prize amount by five.
Published: November 9, 2010