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Local gas station cashes in

Lapeer Sunoco station


The Michigan gas station that sold last month's $337 million Powerball jackpot-winning ticket is getting ready to collect its bonus.The Michigan Lottery says its Commissioner M. Scott Bowen will present the owners of a Lapeer Sunoco station with a check for $50,000.

An event is planned for Wednesday at the gas station, in Lapeer. Donald Lawson, a father of two from Lapeer, earlier claimed the Powerball prize from the Aug. 15 drawing. The lump-sum, $224.6 million payment worked out to $158.7 million, after taxes.


The jackpot was the third largest in the game's history.

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