THREE RIVERS, Mich. – Lottery officials say the winning ticket to a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot was sold in southwestern Michigan.
Michigan Lottery spokesman Jeff Holyfield says the winning ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at a gas station in Three Rivers. He says the winner hasn’t come forward yet.
The Michigan lottery says Wednesday’s jackpot is the second-largest this year.
The winning numbers Wednesday night were 21, 39, 40, 55, 59, with the Powerball of 17, and Power Play of 3.
In February, players in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas split a $564.1 million prize.
CBS Kalamazoo, Michigan affiliate WWMT-TV spoke with Liz Smith, who works at the gas station where the winning ticket was sold, Three Rivers West Shell .
“It’s crazy that it would be here in small town Three Rivers,” she said. “Someone winning some $300 million — it’s just crazy to think!”
Smith says she’s sold some winning lottery tickets in the past, but nothing of this magnitude. She’s hoping it the buyer turns out to be one of the station’s regular customers.
Customer Eric Jorge showed up at the gas station around 4:30 a.m. with a stack of tickets, hoping one is the winner.
“I knew I was always going to win one day,” he told WWMT. “It’s just a matter of time, so hopefully, I have one of the tickets.”
Jorge says he was shocked to learn what happened in his small town.
“I stopped to get gas on my way to work and talked to a Three Rivers [police] officer,” Jorge recalled. “He said, ‘Did you hear what happened?’ So my first thing is thinking someone robbed the store, and he’s like, ‘No! Someone bought the Powerball ticket for the 300 million; I know I bought one here the other day so I hope I’m the one!”‘