Powerball ticket bought in Virginia wins $1 million
Although the jackpot-winning ticket in the Oct. 4 Powerball drawing was not bought in Virginia, the Commonwealth benefitted from all the excitement.
During the 41 drawings of the jackpot run that began in June and ended with Monday night’s drawing, sales of Powerball tickets in Virginia generated an estimated $17.7 million in profit. By law, all of that profit goes to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.
In Monday night’s drawing alone, more than 53,000 Powerball tickets bought in Virginia won prizes. That includes one ticket that won $1 million and two tickets that each won $50,000. Here’s where all of those winning tickets were bought:
$1 million winner
The $1 million winning ticket was bought online at valottery.com. The person who bought it lives in Oakton. The ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Powerball number.
The Virginia Lottery gives players the ability to purchase Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash4Life, Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets online, along with many instant games that are only available online. Visit https://www.valottery.com/lotteryonline for rules and more information.
Both of these tickets matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number. They were bought at:
- Giant Food, 8320 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield
- Joe’s Kwik Mart, 120 Berry Hill Road, Orange
The winning numbers in the Monday, Oct. 4, drawing were 12-22-54-66-69, and the Powerball number was 15.
Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching the first five numbers to win Powerball’s second prize are 1 in 11,688,054. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.