Gas station to collect $50,000 Powerball bonus

By: Newscenter 16 staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 staff Email

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan gas station that sold last month's $337 million Powerball jackpot-winning ticket is getting ready to collect its bonus.

The Michigan Lottery says its Commissioner M. Scott Bowen will present the owners of the Sunoco gas station in Lapeer with a $50,000 ceremonial check.

An event is planned for Wednesday at the gas station, about 45 miles northeast of Detroit.

Donald Lawson, a father of two from Lapeer, earlier claimed the Powerball prize from the Aug. 15 drawing. The lump-sum, $224.6 million payment worked out to $158.7 million, after taxes.

The jackpot was the third largest in the game's history.

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