A lucky Michigander just hit the jackpot with a whopping $842.4 million on the first day of 2024! This marks the first time the Powerball has been won on New Year's Day since it kicked off in 1992.

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The magic numbers that changed someone's life are: 12, 21, 42, 44, 49, and the red Powerball: 1.

The winning ticket was snagged at Food Castle in Grand Blanc, close to Flint, as confirmed by the Michigan Lottery. Surprisingly, the winner hasn't reached out to claim their massive prize as of Tuesday morning. Imagine being the person holding that golden ticket – talk about starting the year on a high note!

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Acting Michigan Lottery Commissioner, Jessica Weare is really excited for the winner.

A lucky Michigan Lottery player woke up to life-changing news this morning after winning the $842.4 million Powerball jackpot on New Year’s Day! Jackpots like this also help local businesses, and ticket sales benefit Michigan’s public schools. The retailer that sold the winning ticket, Food Castle of Grand Blanc, will receive a $50,000 bonus commission. [...] Everyone at the Lottery is excited to have a Powerball jackpot winner in Michigan! Congratulations to the big winner!

Hopefully someone checks their ticket and claims the jackpot, because this life changing jackpot

What happens if no one claims the $842.4 million dollar Powerball ticket?

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The person who purchased the winning ticket (or any winning lottery ticket) has until one year form the date in which the drawing happened to claim their prize. If they don't do so in time, the Powerball splits the money amongst all jurisdictions where people bought tickets.

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