The winner of the $337 million Powerball jackpot earlier this month has been revealed: Donald Lawson, 44, of Lapeer, Mich., was introduced Friday by Michigan lottery officials.
Lawson said at a press conference in Lansing, Mich., that he had been a railroad engineer before quitting a couple of weeks ago after he had discovered he had won. Lawson, who said he has two daughters, was joined at the announcement by his mother, sister and brother-in-law.
“I started reading backwards, and lost my breath,” Lawson said. The winning numbers were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and Powerball 21.
Lawson said that after checking his ticket he “sat there and said a prayer, then called my sister and told her to come home right now … then I told them.”