A rare double win for a Michigan man who moved to the state two years ago
There was one winning ticket for the latest $400 million Powerball jackpot, but it wasn’t sold in Michigan.
The next drawing will be Wednesday, with an estimated jackpot of $400 million.
Lottery officials say there were no jackpot winners in Saturday’s Powerball drawing.
Someone who bought a $1 lottery ticket in Troy is now $79 million richer.
The decision comes after lawmakers didn’t allocate money to launch an “iLottery” in early 2014.
The Republican-crafted spending plan affects many corners of Michigan life — from how much it will cost to hunt and fish, to fixing deteriorating roads, to lengthening the school year.
Powerball is a game of numbers, and lottery officials say the majority of possible combinations have already been purchased ahead of Saturday night’s near-historic $600 million drawing.
The Michigan Lottery sees the Internet as its new frontier for business, where more tickets can be sold and games can be played to ultimately pump more money into public schools.
More than 3,500 lottery winners in Michigan received public assistance last year or lived with people on welfare, food stamps or other aid, a state agency reported earlier this week.