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Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:48

Lapeer gas station collects $50,000 Powerball bonus

(LAPEER) -- The Michigan gas station that sold last month's $337 million Powerball jackpot-winning ticket has collected its bonus. Michigan Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen presented the Odish family, the owners of the Sunoco gas station in Lapeer, with a $50,000 ceremonial check Wednesday afternoon. Donald Lawson, a father of two from Lapeer, earlier claimed the Powerball prize from the Aug. 15 drawing. The lump-sum, $224.6 million payment worked out to $158.7 million, after taxes. The jackpot was the third-largest in the game's history. 25-year-old Joey Odish was one of the family members on hand for Wednesday's event. He says the money would be distributed to 60 or 70 people in his extended family.