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Who Won $337 Million Powerball Lottery Drawing?

The winning ticket was sold in Lapeer, Michigan. Whomever holds that lucky ticket just got a couple hundred million dollars richer.

One lucky winner in Michigan is waking up this morning with some serious financial stability.

Going into Saturday's drawing, the Powerball lottery jackpot sat at $300 million, but when there wasn't a winning ticket that night, it rolled up to $320 million. By Wednesday night, just a couple of hours before the numbers were drawn, the jackpot shot to $337 million.

The winning numbers were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, and the Powerball was 21.

Unfortunately, nobody from Greenfield won the big prize. At least, we don't think so -- we don't know who the winner is yet.

The winner hasn't come forward and probably won't for a couple of days, but according to a story from CNN.com, the golden ticket was sold at a Sunoco station in Lapeer, MI. The small town is located about 45 miles south of Detroit.

When a reporter with seattlepi.com called the gas station about the ticket, the person who answered the phone was too busy, he said, to talk. The gas station will get a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket there.

If the winner takes the lump sum, they'll net $241 million before taxes, still a nice chunk of change. The Powerball website lists a $2 million Power Play winner in Nebraska and eight, $1 million Match 5 winners in Indiana, Kansas, Kentuscky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Here in Wisconsin, some 49,823 people hold a winning ticket in some fashion, including:

  • Match 4 + Powerball = 1
  • Match 4 = 66
  • Match 3 + Powerball = 107
  • Match 3 = 3,842
  • Match 2 + Powerball = 1,932
  • Match 1 + Powerball = 12,913
  • Match Powerball only = 26,789

When asked what they would do with the money if they won, Greenfield Patch Facebook fans responsed like this:

  • Hope Carol Langhoff: Share it with my family and my favorite Patch editor
  • Adrianna Jewell: Pay off bills, buy a house and 2 good vehicles and put me and my husband through school, save the rest...
  • Patch book blogger Jenna Czaplewski: Make the screened-in porch a library. :)

There are 42 states, including Wisconsin and Illinois, along with the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands that participate in Powerball.

And while $337 million is a huge jackpot, it pales in comparison to the record-setting $656 million MegaMillions payout that went to three winning ticket-holders back in March.

Hey August 16, 2012 at 05:28 PM
45 miles north**** of detroit
harriet August 16, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Why doesnt the lottery make 300 people a million dollar richer, the goverment would make more on taxes and think what that would do for our ecomony if they did that when it go that big. Really what can one family do with all that money.
Terry Hahn August 19, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Who said they would get $241 million before taxes. First it's cut almost in half to $180, After Taxes they would be seeing about $118 million. WHO WROTE THIS STORY.

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