LANSING, Mich. – Winning a $1 million Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery still hasn't sunk in for a Wayne County man.
Keith Burge, of Dearborn, matched the five white balls – 10-40-45-56-67 – in the Dec. 4 drawing to win a $1 million prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 22110 Ford Road in Dearborn Heights.
“I like to play the Powerball game when the jackpot gets high,” said Burge. “The day after the drawing, I was at the gas station where I purchased my ticket and a worker told me they had sold a big winner. When I checked my ticket and found out I was the one who had won I was shocked! It still doesn’t seem real.”
Burge, 58, recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to save his winnings.
Powerball plays may 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 by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Powerball ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.