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Michigan Powerball winner comes forward

The winner of last week's $337 million Powerball drawing has come forward and contacted Michigan Lottery officials.

The winner's name and where they are from has not been released.

The winner has one year to claim the prize. 


The ticket was sold at a gas station in Lapeer, Mich., a city with a population of about 8,000 people, 60 miles north of Detroit. If the winner is a Lapeer resident, the city would receive some $2 million in tax revenue.

The winning numbers from the Aug. 15 drawing were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and Powerball 21.

The winner has the option to receive their money in lump sum or annuity payments over 30 years.

Previous report: Mystery jackpot winner leaves Michigan town abuzz

Andi Brancato of the Michigan Lottery Commission said no details about the winner will be released.

The last big Powerball jackpot was won in February by Louis White of Rhode Island. That prize was worth $336 million and was the third largest Powerball jackpot in history.

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