Powerball Ticket Worth of $842 million sold in Michigan

Umair Butt
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On the first January of 2024, at the beginning of this year, a Powerball jackpot worth 842 million was won by someone. This game officially started in 1992 but the New Year first-day winning option was done very first time.

The Red Powerball number was 1 the winning numbers drawn were: 12, 21, 42, 44, and 49.

The sale of the final ticket increased the jackpot to $842.4 million from $810 million, during the drawing moment. This change has made it the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the tenth-largest lottery jackpot in the United States. 

Food Castle convenience in Grand Blanc Township was the place where this ticket was sold. The place is located near Flint. As per the WJRT, in this community, Food Castle has been a fixture for nearly forty years.

According to Bill Nannoshi who is the owner of this store. "it's great for this community, because this is an amazing place to work".

This jackpot has been growing since the middle of October and the Powerball jackpot winning chance is 292.2 million. 

The lucky ticket holder has two choices and can select one of them

  • $842.4 million annuitized prize, payable over 30 years
  • total amount of $425.2 million
Both options for prize are before taxes.

More best-winning tickets include four sold in Connecticut, California, Maryland, and Florida and they won prizes worth of 1 million dollars because they matched all five white balls. From Texas and Florida, two tickets matched all five white balls and won prizes of two million dollars by including the option of Power Play for an extra $1 per play. 

According to the statement of Harris on Tuesday, the winner will have to contact the Michigan Lottery which is actually not unusual. The winners also have a period of year to claim their winnings. 


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