Winning $337M Powerball Ticket Sold in Michigan

The seventh-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history will go to someone who purchased a ticket outside of Detroit.

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There is at least one person in Michigan Thursday with money on their mind.

The winning ticket in Wednesday's $337 million Powerball drawing was sold at a gas station in Lapeer, Mich., a small town about 45 minutes north of Detroit.

The winner or winners, yet to be identified, could take home up to $241 million if they elect to take the lump sum option of the prize.

The winning numbers in the drawing were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, and Powerball 21. The holder of the winning ticket has a year to come forward and claim the prize, Michigan Lottery spokeswoman Andi Brancato told the Associated Press. The identity of the ticket holder will be released at that point.

According to CNN, eight $1 million tickets were also sold across the U.S., two in Indiana, and one each in Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The Sunoco gas station that sold the ticket will also earn a $50,000 bonus.

The jackpot was the seventh-largest purse in U.S. history, and the third-highest Powerball jackpot ever.

The largest lottery jackpot ever belongs to the MegaMillions game, which awarded a $656 million jackpot to three winners earlier this year.

The is the second jackpot over $300 million that Powerball has awarded this year. In March, the game awarded an 81-year-old Rhode Island woman $336.4 million in winnings.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Greg Otto is the news editor for U.S. News & World Report. You can contact him at or follow him on Twitter.