Powerball ticket worth $337M sold in Mich.; 3 $10K tickets sold in Ariz.

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by The Associated Press and Catherine Holland, azfamily.com

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Posted on August 16, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 16 at 6:45 AM

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) -- Speculation about who bought the $337 million-winning Powerball ticket at a gas station is the buzz of a small Michigan city.

The Michigan Lottery says the ticket was sold in Lapeer, about 45 miles north of Detroit. There wasn't immediate word about the buyer's identity.

A person who answered the phone Thursday morning at the market and Sunoco station said he was too busy to talk. But Tony Odish, who owns the market, tells The Flint Journal "everybody's here." The Michigan Lottery says his business will get a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The winning numbers in the Wednesday night drawing were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and Powerball 21. The Michigan Lottery says the winner could take a $241 million lump sum.

Three tickets sold in Arizona matched four numbers plus the Powerball. Those tickets are worth $10,000 each. Had those buyers gone for the Power Play option, those tickets would have won them $40,000.

According to the Powerball website, nearly 220 Arizona tickets are worth at least $100, having matched either four numbers or three numbers plus the Powerball. Twelve of those people doubled their prizes with Power Play.

There were more than 59,300 other winning Powerball tickets sold in Arizona. Those tickets are worth between $4 and $14 each.

The Powerball jackpot has reset to $40 million for Saturday's drawing.

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