LANSING, MI — For the 5th time in the last two weeks, a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Michigan. The latest winning ticket was sold at the CVS Pharmacy located at 626 West Front St. in Traverse City for the drawing held on Monday, Oct. 31.
The lucky winner matched all five white numbers drawn — 13-19-36-39-59 — to win the prize. The winner now has one year from the drawing date to claim their prize and should contact the Michigan Lottery to schedule an appointment to make a claim.
The latest $1 million winner comes at a time where the Powerball jackpot has reached near record levels as the current jackpot is worth an estimated $1.2 billion. As the hype surrounding the jackpot grows, more players are winning larger prizes with five $1 million winners being sold since Oct. 19.
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There have been 38 consecutive Powerball drawings without a winner, leading to the jackpot’s extraordinary value. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot is the Wolverine FLL lottery club which claimed a $1.05 billion jackpot in March 2021. With their winnings, the group plans to give back to the community.
And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Warren last year went unclaimed. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.