Donald Lawson, left, a 44-year-old Lapeer, Mich. resident, holds his ceremonial check with Michigan Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen at a news conference in which he claimed the $337 million ... more 
Donald Lawson, left, a 44-year-old Lapeer, Mich. resident, holds his ceremonial check with Michigan Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen at a news conference in which he claimed the $337 million Powerball prize Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing, Mich. Lawson elected the lump sum option of $224.6 million before state and federal taxes. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Al Goldis
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 2:31 PM EDT