Lapeer US Powerball Lottery Jackpot Winner Still Unknown – August 20th, 2012
The winner of the massive $337 million US Powerball Lottery jackpot last Wednesday (August 15th) has yet to come forward.
All that is known about the person who scooped the lotto’s third highest ever top prize is that the ticket was bought in Lapeer,Michigan. Only 8,800 people live in the town and so the place must be buzzing with speculation as to who it is.
It is not the first time this year that a big lotto jackpot has been won by someone from a small community. Back in April, Merle and Patricia Butler from Red Bud, Illinois took home $218 million after playing the US Mega Millions. They were one of three winning ticket holders in the record $656 million draw – the biggest jackpot ever!
However, despite their newfound wealth, the Butlers were determined to stay in Red Bud as it is where they call home.
“Winning this amount of money is a major responsibility, one we take seriously and will figure out step-by-step as we go along. I’m sure we will be using part of the winnings to do some real good; we just don’t know yet how that might manifest itself,” Ms Butler said.
Once the winner from Lapeer does come forward, they can join in the town’s annual festival called Lapeer Days. The three-day event dates back to 1902 when Alonzo A Bostick and his son Austin decided to celebrate the opening of Bostick Stove Works in Lapeer.
Such is the success of the event that it is now Michigan’s largest free festival. No doubt is will be filled with talk about who the winner of the $337 million US Powerball Lottery jackpot is. As the ticket was purchased at a garage, the residents will be hoping the winner is not just someone who was driving through.
The US Powerball Lottery top prize for this Wednesday is $50 million and it will continue to grow by $10 million every time a draw is held and there is no winner. It is a case of being in it to win it and so people should buy US Powerball Lottery tickets online and start hoping!