Local man claims million-dollar prize

Posted at 11:15 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 11:15:51-04

“I went home to check my ticket and that is when I realized I’d matched five numbers," said Brian Tackett of Lansing.

Tackett, a 48-year-old man who is a seasonal worker hit the Powerball on Saturday night. He's hoping that the money will help him have an easier winter.

Tackett matched five of the white balls that were drawn (16-54-57-62-69) for a $1 million prize on Saturday.

He bought the winning ticket at Holt Fine Liquor and Spirits on Aurelius Road.

“I play Powerball regularly and stopped on my way home Friday night to buy my tickets,” said Tackett. “The next day, I scanned one of my tickets at Speedway and the scanner told me to see the clerk, the clerk scanned it and said that she couldn’t cash it because I had won too much."

On Tuesday Tackett headed over to the Lottery headquarters to claim his winnings. He says he plans on buying a new home, a pontoon boat, and then save the rest.