Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The couple are retired and plan their first big spend to be on Christmas presents for their children and grandchildren.
Retirement will be worry-free for Eugene and Nancy Gaspar of Dearborn, who were announced Wednesday as $1 million winners of the Nov. 8 Powerball drawing. According to a release from the Michigan Lottery, the couple couldn't believe they had won with a ticket they bought at the CVS Pharmacy on Ford Road. “I was in shock, numb,” said Eugene Gaspar of realizing he and his wife of 56 years had had won. “We won’t have any money worries in the future." The numbers, he revealed, were a compilation of his grandchildren’s birthdates. Appropriately, Nancy added that their first big splurge would be on Christmas presents for their four children and four grandchildren. “I can’t think of anything I really need," she added. "We’ve had a good life.” “…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Powerball lottery players are testing their luck on an enormous jackpot for the Nov. 28 drawing.
It certainly could be the most wonderful time of the year for one or multiple lottery players. Since no one won Saturday's drawing, the Powerball jackpot has grown to a whopping $500 million prize. The next drawing is taking place at night Nov. 28. Powerball is played in 42 states, including Michigan, along with Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. Find out your odds of striking big in the game. What would you do with the lottery earnings if you won? Tell us in the comments' section below.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
With news of the Powerball lottery jackpot reaching $500 million, people in Michigan took to Twitter to share their views on the big money news.
The news of a record $500 million jackpot for the Powerball lottery—which is played in 42 states, including Michigan—created lots of buzz on Twitter. Patch compiled some of Michiganders' reactions on social media to the jackpot—like whether they're buying a ticket, or what they'd do with the winnings. What would you do with $500 million? Let us know in the comments below.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Leave a comment to let us know what you would do if you won the Powerball jackpot.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Leave a comment below to tell us what you would do if you won Saturday's Powerball jackpot.
What would you do with $325 million? That’s the question this week as the Powerball jackpot for Saturday has climbed to $325 million—the fourth-highest total in the lottery game’s history. Powerball is played in 42 states, including Michigan, along with Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. Michigan residents have until 10 p.m. Saturday to buy a Powerball ticket from a lottery retailer and enter the drawing, which will take place at 10:59 p.m. Do you plan to buy a Powerball ticket? More importantly, what would you do with all the money if you won? Leave a comment below to let us know what you think.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Are you more inclined to play with a prize like that?
Need $363 million? Who doesn't, right? Well, Tuesday could be the day. The Mega Millions lottery prize has been increased to $363 million, one of the highest jackpots ever. The next drawing will be 11 p.m. Tuesday, so you can still vie for a piece. This is the third-largest prize in the multi-state lottery's history, behind a $390-million jackpot in 2007 and $380-million jackpot in 2011, according to megamillions.com. Earlier this week, Michigan made national news because five tickets, matching five of the six Mega Millions numbers, were sold at the same Meijer store in Northville. Those prizes were $250,000 each, according the Michigan Lottery. “There are a lot of things that can sometimes seem like they’re impossible to happen. But we …