Media reports that $337 million jackpot-winning Powerball drawn on Thursday , 2012 , is understood to be won on a ticket sold in Lapeer, about 45 miles north of Detroit. It was the third biggest Powerball jackpot in the game’s history as the holder could take home a $241 million lump sum.
The largest Powerball jackpot of $365 million occurred on February 18, 2006 and was won by a single ticket in Nebraska. It was shared by eight persons who worked for a Conagra meatpacking plant. This is the largest prize awarded for a single ticket in an American lottery. [Read more...]