Grand Blanc Township residents applaud Powerball winner

Michigan's Grand Blanc Township (WNEM) Monday night's $842 million Powerball jackpot ticket was bought at Food Castle in Grand Blanc Township.

The second-largest Michigan jackpot ever won. The lump sum cash value is $425.2 million. Winners are anonymous until they contact the Lottery.

The last Michigan Powerball winner was a Waterford resident who earned $70 million in 2020. TV5 interviewed the 30-year-old business owner where the ticket was bought on Tuesday morning, Jan. 

Usually, you hear about things in other states, so it's amazing. It benefits this community. Grand Blanc is a great area to work and live, said Food Castle owner Bill Nannoshi.

The jackpot winner must claim online and attend the Lottery Headquarters in downtown Lansing to receive their prize.

Some of Food Castle's frequent customers came in Tuesday to celebrate the news. Food Castle salesclerk Susie hopes the winner is local.

Feeling excited. I hope it's one of our frequent clients and they'll use it well. All of our customers are delighted that Grand Blanc is finally doing well, and I hope it continues. 

It’s nice. Maybe I blew it. It wasn't my ticket, yet I play here often. Congratulations to the winner… I like it because everyone says, "Oh, nobody wins in Michigan." They only win in Florida and California. 

“A Michigan Lottery player won the $842.4 million Powerball jackpot on New Year's Day, changing his life! These jackpots benefit local businesses and Michigan public schools through ticket sales. 

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