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$337 million Powerball winner, Fort Smith native claims prize in Michigan

By David Harten

This article was published August 31, 2012 at 3:02 p.m.

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Donald Lawson, 44, recently just won the $337 million Powerball jackpot in Michigan. Lawson grew up in Fort Smith.

Ex-Mich. Rail Worker Claims $337M Lotto Prize

Donald Lawson says the first thing he bought after winning the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever was a pack of bubble gum. (By The Associated Press)
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— The Michigan man who recently won the $337 million Powerball jackpot has come forward and has a connection to Arkansas.

Donald Lawson, 44, purchased the winning ticket at a Lapeer, Mich., Sunoco gas station. He's originally from Fort Smith but has lived in Michigan for the past 10 years.

According to a release from the Arkansas State Lottery, Lawson said his entire immediate family has retired due to his winnings.

A railroad worker, Lawson now lives near the southern shore of Lake Huron.

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AtomicFart says... August 31, 2012 at 4:42 p.m.

I love it!
Nothing goes on in the boring state except meth production and Piggy Footbal (laughable) so the news is always struggling to make an "Arkansas Connection" with other news in other states.

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