Julie Leach Wins $310 Million in Powerball Lottery

Julie Leach Wins $310 Million in Powerball Lottery

Lottery officials introduced the winner of last week’s $310.5 million Powerball game this morning.

The lucky lady is 50-year-old Julie Leach of Three Rivers, Michigan.

Julie says she worked the third shift at a fiberglass company and upon learning she won the jackpot, she “quit automatically.”

Julie was in the McDonald’s drive thru when she realized she had the winning ticket. She says she didn’t sleep for 30 hours after the discovery.

“We’re simple people, we don’t know how to deal with money,” said Leach.

Leach plans to now celebrate the win with family.

“We said If we ever win the lottery, we wanted to buy a bunch of land, build houses for everyone in our family, and have our own little community,” Leach told 7 Action News.

Leach will take her winnings as a one-time lump sum. After taxes, that’s about $140 million.

Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
Powerball: $425 million, Nov. 28, 2012 – Preliminary estimate, not won yet
Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 – Georgia, New Jersey
Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 – Idaho, Washington
Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 – Nebraska
The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 – Illinois, Michigan
Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 – Oregon
Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 – Michigan
Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 – Rhode Island
Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 – California, New York
The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 – Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 – Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 – New York
Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 – California
Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 26, 2002 – West Virgina
Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 – Indiana
Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 – Indiana
Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 – Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
Mega Millions: $294 million, Jul. 2, 2004 – Massachusetts
Powerball: $276.3 million, Mar. 15, 2008 – West Virgina
Mega Millions: $275 million, Feb. 22, 2008 – Georgia
Mega Millions: $270 million, Feb. 28, 2006 – Ohio
Mega Millions: $266 million, May 4, 2010 – California
Mega Millions: $265 million, Apr. 18, 2006 – Ohio
Powerball: $261.6 million, Jun. 2, 2010 – Ohio