LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan woman found out she was the winner of the $310 million Powerball jackpot while sitting in the drive-thru at McDonald’s.
Julie Leach, 50, of Three Rivers, Michigan, was introduced as the big winner during a press conference on Tuesday held by the Michigan Lottery.
Leach says she learned she was the winner while she was on a work break at McDonald’s.
“I was having a really bad night at work and I thought I better check my numbers,” Leach said.
After reading the numbers, she went back to work and her co-workers looked at her numbers to help her verify that she had actually won. Minutes later, she quit her job.
“I quit automatically. I was done,” she said. “I didn’t go to sleep for over 30 hours when I found out.”
Leach accepted the lump sum cash option of $197.4 million.
The winning numbers in the drawing were 21-39-40-55-59 with a Powerball of 17 and 3x Power Play. The drawing took place on Sept. 30