Sterling Heights, Mich. (WNEM) – The Sterling Heights lottery club was shocked to learn that a forgotten Powerball ticket was worth $ 1 million.
The TAJ Funds Lottery Club matched five white balls, 16-25-27-49-55, in a February Powerball draw. 14. The winning ticket was purchased at Meijer store on Van Dyke Avenue.
“We have played the lottery together for several years and have been saying that if we win more, we will split the prize,” said the team’s representative, John Kurz. We both buy tickets and check them out every time we get together for lunch. ” “I bought a Powerball ticket and put it in my bag for later reference when we meet together,” said team member Tammi Lenhausen. “When we saw that we had won $ 1 million, we could not believe it at first. We checked out the Unclaimed Prize page on the Lottery website, where we know we really won. It wasn’t true! ”
Kurz, 54, and Lenhausen, 55, visited Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. With their winnings, each plan saves for retirement and helps the family.