August 16th, 2012
02:22 AM ET

Winning ticket for $337 million Powerball bought in Michigan

Somebody in Michigan may be very happy soon.

Lottery officials say a winning ticket for the estimated $337 million Powerball jackpot was purchased in Michigan. Also there were eight tickets that won the $1 million Match 5 prize. Two of those tickets were bought in Indiana, the others were purchased in Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Virginia, lottery officials said.

The winning numbers were 6,27,46,51,56 and 21.

Why you keep playing the lottery

The prize for the national lottery, which is held in 42 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, swelled Saturday after no one hit all six numbers.

The game's largest prize to date was $365 million, which was awarded in 2006 to a group of eight co-workers at a Nebraska meat-packing plant.

In 2005, a group of four in Oregon won a $340 million jackpot, considered the second largest.

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soundoff (16 Responses)

    I WON!!! Oh were the numbers from my ticket last week...

    August 16, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bongo™

    Vote for Bongo ! : ) The friendly candidate : )

    August 16, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    The lottery is legalized extortion. It's long been known that State lotteries advertise, and target their advertising at low income individuals crowded in inner cities.
    Ads proclaim "So, would you like to be super wealthy?", obviously not targeting those already wealthy. Inner cities are crowded with welfare recipients, btw.
    How many of our welfare, food stamp, and disabilty dollars have been gambled away? Billions, no doubt.

    August 16, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      It took you this long to realize that the lottery is the poor man's gambling?
      Why would the wealthy need to waste their money on the lottery when they can just travel to Vegas or off-shore and play a real gambling game...Russian Roullette! 😉

      August 16, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    ...of course HELL is also legalized extortion. As you are probably already aware. (if you have a brain)

    August 16, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    @BONGO BONGO. 🙂 We aren't looking for friendly leaders. We are looking for leaders who will make US friendly.

    August 16, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Bongo™

      I don't want to be a leader. Just an official french fry taster. Mmmm fries : )

      August 16, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bongo™


    August 16, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      Actually, it's pronounced...
      BABA BOOEY!!!!

      August 16, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    I see children playing where adults gather to discuss the news.
    There are other websites better suited for childish remarks (aka 'microblogs') and those who post them.
    You kids run-along now, and let US adults have our space. ty

    August 16, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      Me thinks you should take your own advice Philip.
      Now run along. Mommy and Daddy are talking.

      August 16, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Confidential to CW:
    Did ya win? Did ya win?
    I see nothing wrong with playing a buck or two.
    Knowing when to stop is the key; too many people do not know when to STOP.
    Just a buck or two.

    August 16, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    If someone drew a picture of your soul, it would be scribbles with two horns.
    Why you continue to troll me because I show empathy is beyond me.

    August 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Sorry banasy, wasnt me, i would rather give that buck to a homeless panhandler than the state to mis-manage! And philip- STUFF A SOCK IN IT ALREADY! Thought you had a freakin job ya jerk?

    August 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    I knew that; I just wanted to give my favorite Michigan lady a little shout-out.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Skrap

    The winner should immediately read the book TICKET FOR TERROR and hope this won't happen to him.

    August 17, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |