Thursday, July 9, 2020

One more time

Belleville resident wins 2nd
Lottery Powerball jackpot 

Thomas McIntyre of Belleville won his second Powerball
prize in April, the day before his birthday and the
day before he planned to retire. 
Luck struck a second time for a Belleville man who won $250,000 from the Michigan Lottery playing Powerball online.
Thomas McIntyre, 65, matched four of the white balls and the Powerball - 01-33-35-40-69 and PB: 24 - in the April 22 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, his prize was multiplied by five for a $250,000 prize. He bought his winning ticket online at
The is McIntyre's second big Powerball win. In October 2019, McIntyre won a $100,000 prize playing Powerball online.
“You never really expect to win a huge Lottery prize, winning for a second time is truly unbelievable,” said McIntyre. “Just like when I won in October, the first person I shared the news with was my mom.

“The timing was so good. I found out I won $250,000 the day before my birthday and the day before I was set to retire. This will make my retirement so much more enjoyable and take a lot of stress away.”
McIntyre visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to invest his winnings.
Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at 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: Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers. In the 2019 fiscal year, the Lottery provided more than $1 billion for Michigan's public schools, its fifth record contribution in a row. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $23 billion to support public education in Michigan. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and online at