UPDATE: Michigan Lottery to introduce $337M jackpot winner

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The winner of a $337 million Powerball jackpot has stepped forward to claim his prize.

Forty-four-year-old Donald Lawson of Lapeer claimed the prize during a news conference Friday in Lansing.

Michigan Lottery officials say the recently retired railroad worker elected to take the lump-sum cash option of $224.6 million.

The winning ticket for the Aug. 15 drawing was sold at a Sunoco gas station in Lapeer, about 45 miles north of Detroit. The winner had one year to claim the prize.

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