What does a New Year’s Day miracle mean to you?
Well, to one Michigander down in the Flint suburb, it is almost a billion dollars in lottery winnings.
News broke on Jan. 1 that an unnamed Michigan player made a flying start to the year after they won $842.4 million from a Powerball ticket. This comes barely days after we reported that over $3 billion had been won in lottery prizes in 2023.
The winning ticket was purchased at Food Castle supermarket in the Flint area of Grand Blanc. As it stands, this is the 10th largest ever jackpot prize claimed in the entire country.