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$842 Million Powerball Winner Sold In Flint Suburb

Michigan is now responsible for two of the top 10 lottery jackpots in U.S. history




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On Monday, an unidentified individual bought a winning $842.4 million Powerball ticket in the Flint suburb of Grand Blanc.

The onus is on the unknown winner to contact the Michigan Lottery to collect their winnings, which will stand as the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the 10th-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Food Castle in Grand Blanc and featured winning numbers of 12-21-42-44-49, with the Powerball being 1. Savvy Twitter/X followers may recognize Grand Blanc as the hometown of the fictitious divorced dirtbag dad Karl Welzein, the alter ego of comedian Mike Burns.

A look at the top 10 lottery jackpots of all-time reveals that Californians have been disproportionately lucky, occupying the top three spots with a trio of Powerball winners. But while the New Year’s purchase in Grand Blanc ranks 10th, Michigan is also responsible for the ninth-largest jackpot in lottery history, a $1.05 billion Mega Millions score in 2021 by a group identified as the Wolverine FLL Club of Oakland County, which purchased the winning ticket in Novi.

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