In a historic win for Michigan, a Mid-Michigan lottery club has claimed the state's largest Powerball prize ever—a staggering $842.4 million jackpot. This incredible win has forever changed the lives of the three-member group known as “The Breakfast Club.

“The Breakfast Club” lottery club, represented by their attorney Mark K. Harder, consists of three members who usually buy Powerball tickets only when the jackpot climbs into the hundreds of millions. This is the first time they have won such a large jackpot, adding a remarkable twist to their lottery journey.

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The excitement began the morning after the drawing. One of the club members saw on the news and social media that the jackpot-winning ticket had been sold at their local Food Castle. Intrigued, he quickly checked the numbers on his cell phone.

When he realized he was holding the winning ticket, he was so overwhelmed with joy that he dropped his phone! Despite the life-changing news, both he and his wife went to their respective jobs that day, displaying extraordinary calm and responsibility.

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“The Breakfast Club” lottery club chose to receive its prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $425 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount. After taxes, that means they are walking away with $305 million, which will be more than enough to retire on.

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The $842.4 million Powerball jackpot win by “The Breakfast Club” is a landmark event in Michigan's lottery history. Their story is an inspiring reminder of the excitement and potential that comes with playing the lottery. Whether you're a seasoned player or just feeling lucky, remember—the next big winner could be you.

Happy playing, and may the odds be ever in your favor. (and maybe form your own lottery club for extra chances to retire early!)

Six Michiganians Whose Lives Were Ruined After Winning Big Lottery Jackpots

We all think winning the lottery would solve all of our problems. But you know what they say: "Be careful what you wish for."

Take a look at these six Michigan residents who won life-changing money from the Michigan Lottery. Unfortunately, all of their lives took a drastic turn for the worse soon after their wins.

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