Macomb County woman hits big in St. Patrick's Day Powerball drawing

A Macomb County woman says when she logged into her Powerball account and saw she had a prize notification, she was just hoping it was more than a couple of bucks.

Colleen Wymer's hope and wish came true with her St. Patrick's Day Powerball ticket when that prize notification turned out to be much more than a dollar or two. Wymer matched all five white balls that day and won $1 million.  

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"I often play the Powerball and Mega Millions games and win a few dollars here and there," said the 62-year-old Wymer. "When I logged into my Lottery account a few days after the drawing and saw a prize notification, I thought: ‘Wow I hope it’s more than a couple dollars this time!’

She said she couldn't believe it was a $1 million prize. When she claimed her winnings in Lansing, she still couldn't believe her luck.

"I haven’t even thought about what I will do with my winnings yet because I’m still in shock. It doesn’t seem real," Wymer said.

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Michigan Lottery did not say where Wymer bought her ticket but said she is from Clinton Township. Just last week, an 87-year-old woman won $150,000 after playing the same Powerball numbers for years. That woman bought her ticket at a Clinton Township party store.