4-person Mich. lottery club wins $1.05B

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In this Feb. 26, 2021, photo provided by the Michigan Lottery, attorney Kurt Panouses poses with a check on behalf of the winners of a Mega Millions lottery jackpot in Lansing, Mich. Four people in a suburban Detroit lottery club have won a $1.05 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot and will share $557 million after taxes. Officials made the announcement Friday, March 12, 2021, nearly two months after the Jan. 22, drawing.(Michigan Lottery via AP)

In this Feb. 26, 2021, photo provided by the Michigan Lottery, attorney Kurt Panouses poses with a check on behalf of the winners of a Mega Millions lottery jackpot in Lansing, Mich. Four people in a suburban Detroit lottery club have won a $1.05 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot and will share $557 million after taxes. Officials made the announcement Friday, March 12, 2021, nearly two months after the Jan. 22, drawing.(Michigan Lottery via AP)

In this Feb. 26, 2021 photo provided by the Michigan Lottery, attorney Kurt Panouses posed with a check on behalf of the winners of a Mega Millions lottery jackpot in Lansing, Mich.(Michigan Lottery via AP)

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Four Michigan residents are the lucky winners of a lottery prize worth more than $1 billion. The winners are members of a four-person lottery club called “Wolverine FLL Club” in Detroit.

Their lawyer collected the check on their behalf and said the winners are humbled by the prize money.

RUSSELL, IL - JUNE 29: Debbie Nash from Kenosha, Wisconsin fills out her Mega Millions lottery ticket June 29, 2004 at a Citgo gas station in Russell, Illinois on the border of the state of Wisconsin. With the anticipation of Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, lottery forecasters have revised the estimated jackpot upward to $220 million. Mega Millions is not played in Wisconsin as players have to drive into Illinois. The game is played in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

RUSSELL, IL – JUNE 29: Debbie Nash from Kenosha, Wisconsin filled out her Mega Millions lottery ticket June 29, 2004 at a Citgo gas station in Russell, Illinois. Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

 

He added that they plan to help other local charities in their community, such as local food banks, and provide education opportunities.

“This is not just generational money, this is multi-generational,” attorney Kurt Panouses stated. “Education is important to them, obviously they want to do some scholarships as well, and they want to see this money actually help other people, just like it helped them.”

Reports said the group plans on taking the one-time lump sum of $776 million, rather than the total payout over a course of years.

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