Powerball ticket sold in Virginia worth $2 million

Posted at 9:33 AM, Mar 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-05 09:33:36-05

RICHMOND, Va. — A Powerball ticket sold in Palmyra, Virginia matched the first five numbers — but not the Powerball number — in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing.  Whoever bought the ticket paid an extra $1 for Power Play. That decision resulted in the doubling of the $1 million Powerball prize to $2 million. The ticker was sold at E. W. Thomas, Inc., 13027 James Madison Highway in Palmyra. The winning numbers were 8-12-15-35-50 and the Powerball number was 32.

“Whoever has this winning ticket has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize,” a Virginia Lottery spokesman said in a statement. “The Virginia Lottery advises that before doing anything else, the winner should immediately sign the back of the ticket to establish ownership. When the person is ready to claim the prize, he or she should contact the Virginia Lottery.”

No tickets match all six Powerball numbers, so the jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is an estimated $100 million.