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Friday, August 31, 2012

Man from Fort Smith wins $337 million

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Donald Lawson
  • courtesy of Arkansas Lottery Commisson
  • Donald Lawson

Donald Lawson, 44, a railroad worker from Fort Smith, Arkansas, has won $337 Million in the Michigan lottery. The winning ticket was purchased at a Sunoco station in Lapeer, Michigan, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit. Lawson has lived in Michigan for about a decade. Before that, he lived in his hometown of Fort Smith. According to ABC News, Lawson and everyone in his immediate family have resigned from their jobs, and Lawson plans to put his daughters through college and travel the world. Lawson won in the game Powerball, which 42 state lotteries offer, including Arkansas. In Powerball, players handpick their ticket numbers, rather than accepting pre-assigned numbers.

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