Mega Millions players switch to Powerball after $93m winMonday February 7th 2011
A lottery syndicate made up of 13 postal workers from Romulus, Michigan, is set to start playing the Powerball lottery game after winning half of a $93million Mega Millions jackpot. According to an article by the Detroit Free Press, the group came forward on Friday to claim their winnings following last Tuesday’s draw, and chose to take the lump sum amount of $29million before state and federal taxes. The group has been playing the Mega Millions lottery game for the past 12 years, spending $65 every Tuesday and Friday.
But now they’ve won the jackpot, the lottery syndicate’s spokesman, Hosea Person, said the group will no longer buy lottery tickets for the Mega Millions draws. Instead, they are going to focus their attention on Powerball – the other multi-state lottery game.
He said: “We're switching over to the Powerball. We've got to get that one.”
The Powerball lottery is drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The estimated jackpot for the upcoming draw on February 9 is $60million, which might just be regarded as small change by the new Michigan multi-millionaires.
Written by Brett Levenson