Powerball Player Thankful for Ticket Mix-Up After $1 Million WinFriday September 8th 2017
A man from Michigan has revealed how a ticket mix-up helped him to win a $1 million Powerball prize. The lucky player had originally been sold entries for a different game by mistake, but put them in his wallet and did not realise straight away.
Michael Doyle, from Belleville, told Michigan Lottery officials how his next visit to the Belleville Fuel Mart turned out to be life-changing. He said: “The next day, I stopped to get gas on my way to a friend’s house, and when I opened my wallet to pay for the gas, my lottery tickets fell out. That’s when I saw I had Lotto 47 tickets instead of Powerball. So, I asked the clerk at the gas station for four Powerball Easy Picks.”
One of the tickets Michael bought matched the five main Powerball numbers - 6, 21, 41, 52 and 62 - drawn on Saturday, instantly making him a millionaire. However, the 58-year-old only found out when he saw a local news report about the $1 million win.
Claiming his money from Michigan Lottery’s headquarters on Wednesday, Michael said: “I immediately checked my tickets and have been happy and nervous ever since I realized I was the winner because $1 million is so much money.”
Michael is now looking forward to retiring from work, buying a new car and generally enjoying all the opportunities that his new-found wealth will afford him. He said: “For all the times we’ve said: ‘We wish we could,’ but didn’t have the money, now we can.”
If you want to follow in Michael’s footsteps and win a fantastic Powerball prize, you can buy tickets online from authorized states or choose numbers online. The jackpot has already climbed to $102 million after just four draws without a winner. Good luck!