Burke Surratt of Clinton Township says his heart dropped when he learned he’d won a $150,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery. The 66-year-old player matched four of the five white balls plus the Powerball in the April 15 drawing, winning $50,000. However, he also played the Power Play option to increase his prize 3x to $150,000.
The winning numbers were 01-33-34-56-59, and the Powerball number was 18. Surratt purchased his ticket online at MichiganLottery.com and already visited Lottery headquarters to pick up his prize. He said that he plans on saving his winnings.
Surratt says he likes to play Powerball and Mega Millions online and got an email from the Lottery telling him he’d won a prize. When he logged into his account, he said his heart dropped when he saw the pending prize of $150,000. He wasted no time sharing the good news, immediately calling his family to tell them he had won.
The last time a player won the Powerball jackpot was on April 19, when one person in Ohio purchased a ticket worth $252.6 million. The current Powerball jackpot now stands at $190 million.
Powerball costs just $2 to play at Lottery retailers in Michigan or online at MichiganLottery.com. The Power Play option automatically multiplies non-jackpot prizes up to 10x to a maximum of $2 million and can be purchased for an additional $1 per play. Double Play can also be added to any Powerball ticket for an extra $1 and gives players a second chance to win a jackpot of up to $10 million in the daily Double Play drawing.
Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and are broadcast live online at Powerball.com. Powerball is available for players in 45 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Several Michigan Lottery draw games currently have jackpots of over $2 million. Club Keno has a top prize of $2 million for players that match ten of the 20 numbers drawn. Lotto 47 has an estimated jackpot of $2.3 million, and the current Mega Millions jackpot stands at an estimated $169 million.