LANSING, Mich. – A Wayne County man claimed his $ 150,000 Powerball prize in the Michigan lottery days before it expired.
Anil Philip, hit four of the five white balls and the Powerball – 23-09-26-30-32 PB: 08 – in the draw on March 14, 2020 to win a $ 50,000 prize pool. Thanks to Powerplay, the prize has been multiplied to $ 150,000. He bought his winning ticket at the Reda Shop, located at 3100 Van Horn Road in Trenton.
“I like to play Powerball and I was really excited when I found out that I won $ 150,000,” said Philip, 47. “I won the award just in time for COVID-19, so I decided to wait to claim the award. I ended up losing the ticket and only found it a few days ago.
“I was so relieved and excited to have found it just in time before it expired,” said Philip.
Philip visited the Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his earnings, he plans to pay off student debt.
Powerball games can be purchased for $ 2 each at lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes up to 10 times up to a maximum of $ 2 million can be added to any Powerball game for just $ 1.
The Powerball draw takes place at 10:59 pm. on Wednesdays and Saturdays and can be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
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