Ticket bought at Michigan porn shop worth $129M

Mike Greer talks about his "Team Victory" group's $128.6 million winning lottery ticket during a news conference Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Lansing, Mich. A $129 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at an urban porn shop is being split by members of a group primarily from southeast Michigan. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

November 12, 2010 1:17:54 PM PST
A group of Michigan friends and family is obscenely rich after winning a $129 million jackpot with a lottery ticket bought at a porn shop.

Mike Greer, a member of the group, came forward Friday to claim the Powerball winnings on behalf of the others, who remained anonymous. Greer - who said only that the group has more than two members and fewer than 100 - indicated some of the money will be going to a church.

"The only thing I can assume is that the Lord trusted us to do certain things with the money that He bestowed upon us," he said. "That's the only thing that I can gather."

Greer said he didn't buy the ticket himself and doesn't know whether it was purchased inside the Uptown Bookstore or at its outside, walk-up lottery window. And he said the group's members don't particularly care.

Many customers of the adult bookstore in a depressed section of Highland Park near Detroit buy their lottery tickets without setting foot inside the place and getting an eyeful of its X-rated videos and magazines.