Monday, November 26, 2012
Powerball lottery players are testing their luck on an enormous jackpot for the Nov. 28 drawing.
It certainly could be the most wonderful time of the year for one or multiple lottery players. Since no one won Saturday's drawing, the Powerball jackpot has grown to a whopping $425 million prize. The next drawing is taking place at night Nov. 28. Powerball is played in 42 states, including Michigan, along with Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. Find out your odds of striking big in the game. What would you do with the lottery earnings if you won? Tell us in the comments' section below.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Leave a comment below to tell us what you would do if you won Saturday's Powerball jackpot.
What would you do with $325 million? That’s the question this week as the Powerball jackpot for Saturday has climbed to $325 million—the fourth-highest total in the lottery game’s history. Powerball is played in 42 states, including Michigan, along with Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. Michigan residents have until 10 p.m. Saturday to buy a Powerball ticket from a lottery retailer and enter the drawing, which will take place at 10:59 p.m. Do you plan to buy a Powerball ticket? More importantly, what would you do with all the money if you won? Leave a comment below to let us know what you think.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Occasional lottery player Marie DeWitte of Chesterfield Township bought the winning Powerball ticket May 23 at Kroger on 23 Mile.
Longtime Anchor Bay Schools educator Marie DeWitte went to check her Powerball tickets inside Kroger in Chesterfield Township, but the machine could not give her answers. When she went to the counter, an employee looked up her lottery numbers and gave her the surprise of a lifetime. "He leaned over and said 'You just won a million dollars,'" DeWitte said Monday. "I was just in total shock. They said, 'Can I get you something?' and I said 'No, I have to get my groceries home.'" DeWitte, who serves as director of elementary education for Anchor Bay Schools and was a longtime principal at Sugarbush Elementary in Chesterfield Township, says she intends to keep working. "Right now, that's nowhere in my plan," she said of quitting work. "I love …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers, which were: 2-4-23-38-46, and Mega Ball 23.
Lucky lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland likely put an end to the fantasies of a nation after Mega Millions winners were announced Friday night. The $640 million jackpot, believed to be the world's largest such prize, is expected to be split between three winners who picked: 2-4-23-38-46, and Mega Ball 23. The Mega Millions game, played in 44 states and jurisdictions, gripped imaginations and pocketbooks alike all week after the prize grew by more than $300 million since the previous drawing on Tuesday. On Patch, Twitter, and Facebook, ideas for how to spend the loot ranged from philanthropic to frivolous: As of Saturday morning, no media outlet had reported any of the tickets as being claimed. Earlier this week, …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Are you more inclined to play with a prize like that?
Need $363 million? Who doesn't, right? Well, Tuesday could be the day. The Mega Millions lottery prize has been increased to $363 million, one of the highest jackpots ever. The next drawing will be 11 p.m. Tuesday, so you can still vie for a piece. This is the third-largest prize in the multi-state lottery's history, behind a $390-million jackpot in 2007 and $380-million jackpot in 2011, according to megamillions.com. Earlier this week, Michigan made national news because five tickets, matching five of the six Mega Millions numbers, were sold at the same Meijer store in Northville. Those prizes were $250,000 each, according the Michigan Lottery. “There are a lot of things that can sometimes seem like they’re impossible to happen. But we …