The new year started with a big win in Grand Blanc Township, MI. For the first time, ever... a Powerball Jackpot has been won on New Year's Day.

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31 years has passed since the multi-state Powerball Lottery began in 1992.

How much did the Mid-Michigan Powerball winner score?

The jackpot for this drawing, with all ticket sales included, was $842.4 Million. That makes it the fifth-largest jackpot every won with Powerball.

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According to ABC12, this is the second largest jackpot ever, to be won, in Michigan. The number one jackpot was $1.05 billion (Mega Millions) won by a group of Novi teachers in 2021.

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Where was the New Year's Day winning Powerball ticket sold?

Grand Blanc Township's Food Castle / Marathon Gas station at Dort Hwy and Grand Blanc Road sold the winning ticket.

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The current winner has one year to come forward to claim their prize on January 01, 2025. The winning numbers were 12-21-42-44-49 with the Powerball number: 01.

Seems fitting for the Powerball to be "01" with a January 1 drawing and winner.

No winner has come forward.

So far, the winner has not come forward to present their ticket to claim their winnings. If you know a regular player, reach out to ask if they've checked their numbers.

If chosen as a lump-sum cash payout, the amount becomes approximately $425 million. Which amounts to around $300 million after taxes.

What an incredible way to start the new year... with life-changing money. If you look below, it doesn't always mean Michigan winners end up with a perfect life.

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