LANSING, Mich. (WOOD/AP) - The Michigan Lottery says it has been contacted by the winner of last week's $337 million Powerball jackpot.
In a news release issued Wednesday, the lottery says details about the ticket-holder won't be released until the prize is officially claimed.
The winning ticket for the Aug. 15 drawing was sold at a Sunoco station in Lapeer.
Lottery officials have said the winner could take home a $241 million lump sum.
It was the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history and the second won in Michigan; the first was worth $128.6 million and claimed by Team Victory of southeast Michigan on Nov. 12, 2010.
More than 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2011, the contribution to schools was more than $727.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $16 billion to education in Michigan, according to a news release.
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