Michigan Ticket Wins $80 Million Powerball Jackpot

Sunday September 22nd 2019

One lucky player in Michigan is $80 million dollars better off this morning, after winning the Powerball jackpot last night.

It's the second Powerball jackpot win this month after a New York ticket also won $80 million on September 4th.

The winning Michigan ticket matched all six numbers in the September 21st draw, which were white balls 01, 09, 22, 36, 68 and Powerball 22. The Power Play muliplier was 2X for non-jackpot prizes. The ticket was purchased at the Barrels & Barrels Party Store at 1375 SW Bayshore Drive in Suttons Bay, in Leelanau County north of Traverse City. The winner certainly has 80 million reasons to party today!

When the winner is ready to come forward, they will need to choose between receiving the full $80 million as an annuity of 30 yearly payments, or a single lump sum payment of approximately $55 million. Both of those amounts are before taxes.

This is the fourth Powerball jackpot won in Michigan since the beginning of ticket sales in the state in 2010. The most recent top prize winner was Three Rivers woman Julie Leach, who won $310.5 million in 2015. Lapeer resident Donald Lawson won $337 million in 2012, the biggest lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

The most recent Michigan Mega Millions jackpot winners were Kevin and Stephanie Blake from Waterford, who won $21 million after splitting the $42 million top prize on October 13th, 2017.

Saturday's draw also produced another big winner - a player in Kentucky won the $1 million Match 5 prize for matching all five white balls. If they had added the Power Play multiplier option for an extra $1, it would have doubled their winnings to $2 million.

For the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, September 25th, the jackpot resets to its minimum value of $40 million, with the cash option of $27.6 million. The Power Play multiplier will be at its maximum of 10X because the jackpot is under $150 million.

Powerball is drawn every Wednesday and Saturday night in Florida at 10:59 pm ET. Tickets cost $2.

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