ChaChing! The Top 5 Biggest Lottery Jackpots Ever Won In Michigan
What would you do if you won the lottery?
That is something I think about quite often, however, it is not that easy to win this lottery.
There are plenty of Michiganders that have won, especially BIG amounts
Top 5 Biggest Michigan Lottery Jackpots
Larry Ross is coming in at the 5th spot on the list, according to Lottery.net.
On May 9th, 2000, the Shelby Township resident won $181 million on his lunch break! he went to grab a hot dog and bought 98 lottery tickets.
Within a few hours, he won half of what was at the time the biggest U.S. jackpot ever.
Ralph and Mary Stebbins of Port Huron were active lottery players and would buy five Easy Pick Mega Millions tickets each week.
Well, their weekly ritual paid off because the couple won $208 million from the Mega Millions jackpot on April 22, 2005.
With their winnings, they bought a farm and built a garage for Ralph's refurbished motorcycles and 1963 Corvette.
Julie Leach of Three Rivers won $310 million from the Powerball jackpot on September 30th of 2015.
When Julie found out that she won the Powerball, she just happened to be in the McDonald's parking lot.
She won while on break from her shift as a supervisor at a fiberglass factory. As soon as she confirmed her win, she immediately quit her job.
Donald Lawson of Lapeer won the state's biggest-ever jackpot at the time and the third largest in Powerball history. Lawson won $337 million on August 15, 2012.
His daughter was actually the won to tell him that he won the next day. Lawson put his winning ticket in a Bible at first but decided to move it to a safety deposit box.
On January 22, 2021, Michigan's biggest-ever lottery win happened. It was also the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
It was not to one person. The win was by a club.
The Wolverine FLL Club of Oakland County won with a Quick Pick ticket from a Kroger store in Novi.
""A club member saw a sign that the jackpot was up to $1 billion and remembered that they hadn't bought their tickets yet, so they pulled into the Kroger," said the groip's attorney, Kurt D. Panouses, Esq. "When you play of course you dream of winning, but the reality of it has been incredible."'
The group decided to use the money in a charitable way.
"we plan to stay humble and pay it forward through charitable giving in southeast Michigan."
Do you think you could be the next big lottery winner in Michigan?