Powerball jackpot swells to $1.3 billion; record sales expected

PowerballFrom the Virginia Lottery:  The excitement generated by that $1.3 billion estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is expected to lead to record sales in Virginia. If one ticket matches all six numbers in Wednesday’s drawing, the winner will have a choice: either take the full $1.3 billion jackpot in 30 annual payments, or choose a one-time cash option of approximately $806 million before taxes. If multiple tickets match all six numbers, the jackpot will be divided among them equally.

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A total of 489,158 Powerball tickets bought in Virginia won prizes in Saturday’s drawing, including one ticket that’s now worth $1 million. The ticket that won $1 million in last night’s drawing was bought at:

  • Convenience on the Go, 1441 Holland Road, Suffolk

In addition, 15 tickets each won $50,000 in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. Those tickets were bought at:

  • O.B., 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston
  • 7-Eleven, 1620 Hardy Cash Drive, Hampton
  • 7-Eleven, 2001 Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro
  • 7-Eleven, 16170 Country Club Drive, Dumfries
  • Macs Circle K, 43740 Parkhurst Plaza, Ashburn
  • Bridge End Center, 11161 Berlin Turnpike, Lovettsville
  • Exxon Express, 2390 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg
  • 7-Eleven, 1928 Holland Road, Suffolk
  • Rangeley, 102 Mini Market & Deli, 1715 Dillons Fork Road, Fieldale
  • 7-Eleven, 6146 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria
  • 7-Eleven, 7500 Cushing Road, Manassas
  • Kroger, 11400 Huguenot Road, Midlothian
  • Fas Mart, 16575 Mountain Road, Montpelier
  • 7-Eleven, 8324 W. Main Street, Marshall
  • Macs Circle K , 22405 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn

The profit from every Powerball ticket bought in Virginia, like tickets from all other Virginia Lottery games, benefits K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.

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