LAPEER (WWJ/AP) - The Michigan gas station that sold last month’s $337 million Powerball jackpot-winning ticket is getting ready to collect its bonus.
The Michigan Lottery says its Commissioner M. Scott Bowen will present the owners of the Sunoco gas station in Lapeer with a $50,000 ceremonial check on Wednesday afternoon. The gas station is located about 45 miles northeast of Detroit.
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 Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. history.
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