LANSING, Mich. - A lucky Michigan Lottery player woke up as a multi-millionaire this morning after winning Wednesday night's $70 million Powerball jackpot.
The lucky player's winning ticket matched all of the winning numbers - 14-47-54-55-68 - and the Powerball 25. The winning ticket was bought at the Huron Plaza Party Store, located at 694 West Huron Street in Pontiac.
Wednesday's big win marks the fifth time a Michigan player has won the Powerball jackpot since the state began offering the game in 2010. The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Phillip Chippewa, of Suttons Bay. He won an $80 Powerball jackpot from the Sept. 21, 2019 drawing.
In 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won $337 million playing the Powerball game. Lawson's jackpot win holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.
The lucky winner should contact the Lottery's Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237 to set up an appointment to claim their prize. The winner may choose to accept their prize as a 30-year annuity for the full amount of the jackpot or a one-time lump sum payment of about $50 million.
Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A "Power Play" option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers. In the 2019 fiscal year, the Lottery provided more than $1 billion for Michigan's public schools, its fifth record contribution in a row. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $23 billion to support public education in Michigan. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and online at www.michiganlottery.com.