Michigan Lottery: 23-year-old man claims $150K Powerball prize: ‘It’s a crazy feeling’

Michigan Lottery: 23-year-old man claims $150K Powerball prize: ‘It’s a crazy feeling’

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Choosing his own numbers for the first time paid off for a Jackson man who won a $150,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery.

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Eric Graf, 23, matched the four white balls and the Powerball – 28-45-53-56-69 PB:20 – in the Nov. 5 drawing to win a $50,000 prize.

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Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $150,000. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.

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“I play Powerball about once a month and I’ve always played easy pick numbers but decided to pick my own numbers for the first time,” said Graf.

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“I logged into my Lottery account a few hours after the drawing and couldn’t believe what I was seeing when I saw a $150,000 balance.

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“I woke my fiancé up to tell her the good news, but she didn’t believe me. It took about a day for it to set in that I had really won. It is a crazy feeling!”

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Graf recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a home and take a vacation.

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The Powerball jackpot was last won on Nov. 8. One ticket bought in California won the world record $2.04 billion jackpot. The current jackpot stands at $93 million

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Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com.

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