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72-year-old Marine from Saginaw wins $1M Powerball jackpot

(Courtesy Michigan Lottery)

LANSING, MI — A 72-year-old Saginaw man says his years of service as a Marine allowed him not to overreact after he won a $1 million jackpot playing the Powerball game. Richard Martinez matched all five white numbers drawn — 5-12-34-45-56 — for the drawing on Aug. 15 to win his prize.

“I’ve played Powerball for years,” Martinez said. “I play just about every draw because you never know when you might win.

“When I found out I had won $1 million, I stayed pretty calm. I’m a Marine and I always stay pretty calm. Nothing good happens when you get too excited.”

Martinez bought his ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 7970 Gratiot Road in Saginaw. He visited Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing recently to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans on sharing the money with his family.

“It’s a great feeling to know I can help my three kids get out of debt,” Martinez said.

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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72-year-old Marine from Saginaw wins $1M Powerball jackpot (Courtesy Michigan Lottery) LANSING, MI — A 72-year-old Saginaw man says his years of service as a Marine allowed him not to

Michigan Lottery: Saginaw man wins $1M Powerball prize

Patience paid off – to the tune of $1 million – for a Saginaw man who regularly plays Powerball.

Richard Martinez, 72, matched the five white balls – 05-12-34-45-56 – in the Aug. 15 drawing to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 7970 Gratiot Road in Saginaw.

“I’ve played Powerball for years,” said Martinez. “I play just about every draw because you never know when you might win.

“When I found out I had won $1 million, I stayed pretty calm. I’m a Marine and I always stay pretty calm. Nothing good happens when you get too excited.”

Martinez visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to share with his family.

“It’s a great feeling to know I can help my three kids get out of debt,” Martinez said.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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