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Belleville man wins second Powerball in past 365 days

Evan James Carter
The Detroit News

Lansing — Statisticians claim a person is more likely to get struck by lightning than win the lottery. A Belleville man has won twice in the past year.

Thomas McIntyre, 65, won $250,000 from the Powerball drawing April 22 with the numbers 01-33-35-40-69 after buying his ticket online according to the Michigan Lottery. He previously won $100,000 in October 2019 playing Powerball online.

Thomas McIntyre won $250,000 from the April 22 Powerball drawing. In October 2019, he won $100,000 playing the Powerball.

"You never really expect to win a huge Lottery prize, winning for a second time is truly unbelievable," McIntyre said. "Just like when I won in October, the first person I shared the news with was my mom.

McIntyre found out he won the $250,000 prize the day before his birthday and the day he was set to retire, he said.

"This will make my retirement so much more enjoyable and take a lot of stress away," said McIntyre, who plans to invest his winnings.  

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and maybe watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Twitter: @EvanJamesCarter