A lottery club was able to match the 5 white balls in the Powerball lottery draw, allowing it to win a whopping $1 million in February.
Players forgot to check the ticket
The ticket for the February draw was bought in Sterling Heights by a TAJ Funds Lottery club member at a Meijer store located on Van Dyke Avenue. The numbers that were drawn were 16, 25, 27, 49 and 55.
Tammi Lenhausen bought the lottery ticket in question and said that she had kept it in her purse with the intention of checking it together with everyone. However, she completely forgot that she had the ticket and it was only a few weeks ago that she recalled buying it.
She said that she and John Kurz, the lottery club’s representatives went together to the store for checking the ticket. They also verified their win on the Powerball website by checking the list of unclaimed prizes in the draw.
Kurz disclosed that they had been playing the lottery for a number of years and had agreed that the prize would be split between them if they won something substantial. Both lottery club members recently claimed the prize and stated that they were going to use it for their families and save some or their retirement.
Saturday night’s draw
In other news for the Powerball lottery, California Lottery has disclosed that someone purchased a ticket for Saturday night’s draw in Glendale. The ticket was purchased at a gas station and as it turns out, it is worth $1,417,623. The winner has not come forward as yet to claim their prize.