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Cass County Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize from the Michigan Lottery



A Cass County man found out he’d won a $1 million Powerball prize when he logged into his Michigan Lottery account the morning after the drawing and “saw a lot of zeros!”

Cain Bice, of Union, matched the five white balls in the April 6 drawing to win the big prize: 22-27-44-52-69. He bought his winning ticket online at Union is about 45 miles southwest of Kalamazoo.

“I bought a few more Powerball tickets than I usually do since the jackpot was over $1 billion,” said Bice. “The morning after the drawing, I logged into my Michigan Lottery account and saw a lot of zeros in my account balance. I rubbed my eyes thinking I was still dreaming. Once I realized I had really won $1 million, I started shouting in excitement!

“My wife asked what was going on, so I showed her my phone with the winning amount on the screen. Once I was able to calm down and regain my composure, we called our family to tell them the good news!”

Bice, 31, visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a house, buy a car, and take a trip to Disney World.

“Winning is unreal. I keep waiting to wake up because it still feels like a dream,” Bice said.

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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Powerball ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, 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.

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