Residents of the small town of Lapeer, Michigan near Detroit are eyeing each other with suspicion these days. One of the 8,841 residents may be the owner of the $337 Million dollar winning Powerball ticket that was sold at a Sunaco station there.
The Sunaco station is co-owned by Sam Odish, who said that he was not aware his store had sold the ticket until all the media vehicles arrived. Hours after release of the news, Odish had to recharge his cellphone, with the battery drained from the number of calls coming in.
Odish's cellphone isn't the only busy telephone in town. Everyone is town is calling each other to find out who the winner might be. One resident, Ron Trandell, frequents the Sunaco and said that he had to field phone calls as well. "Absolutely everyone is talking about it," Trandell said. "I've had nothing but phone calls this morning (Thursday) from people making sure it wasn't me,"
Of course, it might not have been a resident of Lapeer at all, but simply someone passing through. Either way, no one is talking yet. It isn't clear if the owner of the winning Powerball ticket even knows that he or she has won. If they do know, they are staying out of the limelight for now, and have up to a year to claim their prize. In the meantime, everyone else, including the residents of Lapeer, will just have to continue to wonder.
In case you missed it, the winning numbers were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, PB: 21.