Winning $337 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Michigan

The winning ticket matched all five numbers, including the Powerball to win the jackpot.
3:00 | 08/16/12

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through their luggage. Now, to the $337 million powerball lottery. One of the largest prizes ever. The golden ticket was sold to a lucky winner at a gas station in lapeer, michigan. That's where we find john schriffen this morning. Good morning, john. Reporter: Amy, good morning. One person in michigan is waking up a very happy person. That's because the winning jackpot lottery ticket was sold here at this sonoco gas station behind me in lapeer, michigan. It's about 15 minutes away from flint. I talked to the store clerk. They don't know the identity of the person who won. They won't know until that person comes forward with that winning ticket. If you at home are wondering if you got a piece of the $337 million jackpot, well, get your tickets out. Get a pen and pad. I'm about to read off the numbers for you. Here we go. 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, and the winning powerball number, 21. The odds of winning that jackpot, 1 in 175 million. It was the seventh-largest jackpot in history. Third-largest powerball. And officials are confirming to us that eight people have matched five numbers around the country. They are also millionaires this morning, amy. John, we teased the question earlier. Why so many big jackpots recently? There is an answer. Reporter: Well, that's right. Amy, earlier, at the beginning of this year, powerball decided to raise the price of a ticket from $1 to $2. That means we're likely to see the big jackpots a lot more frequently. Good news to everyone who plays. John schriffen, thanks so much.

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