Farwell man ‘stunned’ after winning $2 million Powerball jackpot
LANSING, MI — A Farwell man says he ventured outside of his normal lottery routine and ended up winning a $2 million Powerball prize.
“I play usually play Fantasy 5 but decided to buy a Powerball ticket to that day,” said Robert Mihalyfi, 65. “I checked the ticket the next day and I was stunned!”
Mihalyfi matched all five white numbers drawn — 14-18-36-49-67 — for the drawing on Sept. 30 while also playing the Power Play option to increase his winnings to $2 million. He bought the ticket at KC’s Lake Thirteen Party Store, located at 587 West Surrey Road in Farwell.
“It’s an amazing feeling to win, and it means a more secure and comfortable retirement for my wife and me,” Mihalyfi said. “We’ll share this with our family, and then put the rest towards our retirement.”
Mihalyfi recently visited Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing to claim his prize.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
The last player from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis of Waterford who won $70 million playing Powerball in February. With her winnings, Davis said she planned to buy a new house and car.
And while she was a lucky winner, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Hartland last year went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.
If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.
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Farwell man ‘stunned’ after winning $2 million Powerball jackpot LANSING, MI — A Farwell man says he ventured outside of his normal lottery routine and ended up winning a $2 million Powerball