$1 Million Powerball Prize Unclaimed After 11 Months

The winning ticket was sold in Farmington Hills

WWJ News
November 19, 2019 - 12:28 pm

(WWJ) Check last year's coat pockets. There's another $1 million lottery winner in Michigan, and it could be you. 

According to officials with the Michigan Lottery, a lucky player matched all five white balls drawn - 15-29-31-37-43 - for the Dec. 19, 2018 drawing to win $1 million -- but 11 months later has yet to claim the prize.

The winning ticket was bought at the Marathon gas station, located on Orchard Lake Road at 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.

Tickets for Powerball are only valid for one year from the drawing date, so the prize must be claimed at the Lottery's headquarters in Lansing in the next month. 

If the winner does not come forward, the money will go to the state's school aid fund.  

The $1 million winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize.

If you're not the winner, you have two chances this week. The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online here. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Remember, never gamble more than you can afford to lose. Facing a gambling problem can be overwhelming, and can make those struggling feel like there is no way out. If you need help, call The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-270-7117.