Northern Michigan father of 7 claims $80M Powerball lottery jackpot


Love feel good stories like this, down to earth folks winning big.

Did I miss if it was Quick Pick or his own #'s?

Raven62's avatar - binary

Ya just never know if you're goin' to Win!

Congrats to the Winner!

lejardin's avatar - Lottery-014.jpg

What a blessing for this large family, appears everyone will be a winner.  Congrats to them all.


JUST saw the guy who won the $80 Million Powerball jackpot from Michigan from Sep 21,2019 Draw and cashed in $42 Million....

He bought 4 QP tickets on the day of DRAW @ EXACTLY 12:27:17 PM....THATS THE SYSTEM TRY IT GOOD LUCK 

music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing

Congrats to Phillip and Dawn Chippewa!! Power Ball winners.

 According to my notes they still owe another 13% to the IRS.

cddvd's avatar - O2

How can someone play exactly at that time to the second? maybe one person can time it if they're lucky when it's their turn at the till.

Very difficult to play at exact time like that.

In response to music*

Yes they still have more taxes to pay.Phil will probably end up in the low $30mil range after the dust settles. Hopefully Phil has a plan in place to carry his money forward for generations.

music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
In response to noise-gate

Paying for College and Trade School is an investment for generations. Keep your College graduates debt free. No school loans. 

 Start with a 2 year Community College and than transfer all those credits to the 4 year College.


  What is your opinion on sending the Grand kids to private school? !st - 12th year?

 There could be a Doctor or an Attorney in the mix.


 I hope he does not spoil them.

In response to cddvd

Probably by telling the cashier to try it I think the cashier can match the time exactly 

American Indian's avatar - disney14
In response to NY10

I don't think he planned out the timing of his purchase.

Says "he was about to walk out the store without buying the tickets but at the last minute he decided to buy four!"

What is the significance of his purchase being @ 12:27:17 PM? Does Michigan stop selling PB/MM tickets @ 12:30 in the Afternoon?   Just asking i don't know what Michigan ticket purchase rules are..

Seems Very Early in the day to stop selling tickets for drawing that doesn't take place until 12:00 AM Eastern time.

Arizona cut off time in the summer is 7 PM (well) 6:58 there about and 7:57-58 PM in the Winter since we do not participate in Daylight Savings Time.

Congratulations to the Entire Chippewa Family, may all the Blessings and Spirits of Mother Earth continue on in your Family...

Way to go Native American Indians! Party

sully16's avatar - sharan

Congrats to the lucky guy and his family.

music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
In response to NY10

  I found the following on You Tube.  The Ticket - Full length Documentary April 11, 2015

  The last part featured Dennis Sanfillipo. He purchased 11 tickets at exactly 11 pm and won $32,000,000.00

  His story is titled 7's and 11's.  This is explained in the show.

In response to music*

My opinion Music is : How Phil & Dawn spend their money is none of my business. They love their family, want the best for them & that is all that matters.

Btw: Commissioner Brian & Dawn have somewhat similar facial features-unknown distant cousins perhaps?

Have a good weekend- win something while you at it.

music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
In response to noise-gate

You are entitled to your opinion noise-gate.

 I am throwing out ideas. Some things that they might not have thought about.

 Whatever happened to MI Lottery Commissioner Scott Bowen? He interviewed Julie Leach and the railroad engineer Donald Lawson.  Both are listed in Related Stories located at the top of this thread. 

 You win something this weekend!

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In response to American Indian

He didn’t plan anything

It was this exact timing buying 4 tickets QP that did the trick

In response to music*

LOL..Well you did ask my opinion on " What is your opinion on sending the Grand kids to private school?"

l am " afraid " to give an opinion on your question " Whatever happened to MI Lottery Commissioner Scott Bowen."Approve

Groppo's avatar - cat anm.gif
In response to Bleudog101



Does it really matter if it's self or machine pick?

The numbers I've been working on, for a couple decades have yet to be picked.

TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
In response to Groppo

When it's meant to be, it's meant to be!

People often ask....Why them and not me?

Well, go out and buy your ticket at the exact moment a ticket with the winning numbers is printed on it and you too can be the winner.

Do the numbers on the ticket match the numbers drawn or do the numbers drawn match the numbers printed on your ticket? 

Thinking of...

hearsetrax's avatar - alien on_computer.jpg

play or not ....

computer pick or choose your own ....

win or lose .... matters little ....... 

In response to NY10

should I try it for qp?

In response to WhoaMama

Of course QP just like the winning multi millionaire man

cottoneyedjoe's avatar - cuonvFT
In response to WhoaMama

Yes, and then start a thread for the 849th time to ask if your numbers are lucky.

LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver

Father of 7 and grandfather of 21?  When did he find time or the money to play the lottery?

In response to LiveInGreenBay

Find time? Phil is a biker, those guys always find time for babymaking.All that riding around on a hog builds up the testosterone. Where does he find time..sheesh!

l bet soup for nuts that if Phil turns around, one would see a foot length ponytail. Receding hairline up front, but one can alway count on the faithful PT to be back there. l see it all the time out here- it's a universal calling card, typical of bikers LGB.

* l know l changed the direction of your question , but hey..


How do we know if these really random drawings ,how we  suppose to know these winners arent working with the lottery to bring in more currency..... IT SEEMS LIKE THE LOTTERY PICK AND CHOOSE WHERE THEY WANT THE WINNERS TO BE AND NOT JUST A RANDOM PICK OF WINNERS....ITS A TRENDING TOPIC OF US SEARCHING FOR PROOF😉


We spend our hard earned money constantly just to win $2 great job lottery..... GODBLESS

In response to RUBBERBAND-BANK

You know what, you could be onto something Rubber. l distinctly " recall" a flyer in my mailbox & email from the MUSL asking me specifically  if " l had 7 children, was a Grandfather of 21." l dismissed it as a hoax, but l can see where you going with this. l guess, had l replied " Yes to all of the above" it could have been my jackpot win instead of Phil's.

l am literally getting sick to my stomach just thinking about it, you will have to excuse me...

In response to RUBBERBAND-BANK

There is only a 4% chance of any Powerball ticket winning something so for every $200 you wager, expect 4 of your tickets to win something. And with a minimum 1 in 701 chance for a ticket to "win" $7 those 4 "winning" tickets will probably we worth $16. 

Somebody somewhere will win a large jackpot and the winnings come from the other players. Some people because they contributed, believe their opinions on the winner should spend their money means something, but it doesn't.

In response to noise-gate

I was asked my opinion on who should win the World Series and after giving it, they proceeded to explain why I was wrong. There is a huge difference between being asked for an opinion and randomly offering one and IMO, it's rude to ask for an opinion and then discount it because they don't like "your opinion". 

Now if you just randomly offer an opinion, you're fair game.

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