Waterford woman hits $70M Powerball jackpot, plans to buy new house & car

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 12:08:16-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Waterford woman hit the $70 million Powerball jackpot in February, the Michigan Lottery just announced on Wednesday.

Cristy Davis, 40, matched all of the winning numbers – 14-47-54-55-68 and the Powerball 25 – in the Feb. 12 drawing.

Davis purchased the ticket at the Huron Plaza Liquor store in Pontiac.

"My friend and I stopped at the party store that day to buy some Lottery," Davis said. "I bought a couple scratch offs and decided to get one Mega Millions ticket and one Powerball ticket, too.

"I was at work the next morning when my friend FaceTimed me and asked me if I had checked my ticket because the news was saying the winning ticket was bought at the Huron Plaza Liquor.

"I got off the phone and went to my truck to get the ticket. After I checked it, all could do was scream. Everyone from work came running to check on me. Once I got calmed down, my boss made sure I was able to get a ride home because there was no way I would be able to drive after learning I was a multi-millionaire."

Davis, who is a mother of 2 and a grandmother of 1, chose to receive her $70 million jackpot as a one-time lump sum payment of about $50 million. After taxes, she got about $36 million.

She said she plans to buy a new house, new car and invest the rest.