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Friday, 24 January 2014 10:49

Revamped Powerball makes 24 new millionaires in Michigan

(LAPEER) -- The revamped Powerball game has turned 24 lucky Michigan Lottery players into millionaires including Lapeer resident Donald Lawson, who won $337 million, the largest ever Lottery prize in the state. Based on player feedback, the Powerball was updated on January 18, 2012 to improve the overall odds of winning a prize, increased the starting jackpot from $12 million to $40 million, and boosted the match-5 prize minimum to $1 million with a maximum of $2 million. In the 2-years since it was updated, the Powerball game has created 1,000 millionaires nationwide.