The last person to win the Powerball jackpot of 2006 won $365 million, and Wednesday’s drawing had people dreaming about what they would do if they were the lucky, unidentified winner near Detroit who would have taken home $241 million.
From what is known, the winning Powerball ticket was purchased from a Sunoco gas station just north of Detroit.
Wednesday’s winning ticket amounted to $337 million, an inflated result from Saturday night’s Powerball roll-over. The initial Powerball offering was $253 million.
According to CBSNews.com, the winning numbers from Saturday’s Powerball drawing were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and the Powerball-winning prize of 21.
Tickets are sold all the way until an hour before the Powerball drawing, at 10:59 p.m. ET. Five numbers are drawn from 59 white balls, separate from a drum of 35 red Powerball potentials. From that drum, one Powerball is drawn.
“I would travel; quit my job and travel," said a 7/11 customer to an NBC correspondent, when asked what she would do if she won a Powerball drawing.
When The Associated Press reached out to the winner, he or she was too busy to talk, according to NBC.com.
But the Powerball winner was not the only winner Wednesday night. Of those eight who bought million-dollar tickets were two people who lived in Indiana, along with winners who lived in Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
A $50,000 bonus will be awarded to the Michigan Lottery for selling the winning Powerball ticket.