Last Day To Claim $1 Million Powerball Prize With Ticket Sold In Metro Detroit

WWJ News
December 19, 2019 - 9:59 am

(WWJ) There is only a few hours left for a big lottery winner in Michigan to claim a $1 million prize.

According to officials with the Michigan Lottery, a lucky player matched the five white balls drawn - 15-29-31-37-43 - in the Dec. 19, 2018 drawing to win $1 million. The winning ticket was bought at the Marathon gas station, located at 27745 Orchard Lake Rd, at 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.

The ticket is only good for one year from the drawing date, so the prize must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. TODAY, Thursday, Dec. 19

The winner should immediately contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the prize at the Lottery's headquarters in Lansing. 

If the prize isn't claimed before the ticket expires, the money will go to the state School Aid Fund. It would be the fourth $1 million prize to go unclaimed in 2019 after $1 million Mega Millions prizes went unclaimed in March and September, and a Powerball prize went unclaimed in October.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at this link. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers