Wegmans Sold $2 Million Powerball Ticket

Ticket holder got five numbers right -- but not the Powerball -- in Wednesday drawing.


One Powerball ticket worth $2 million from the Oct. 17 drawing was sold at Wegmans in Hanover Township, Northampton County, the Pensylvania Lottery reported today.

The ticket correctly matched all five white balls -- 01-07-10-23-42 -- but not the red Powerball 35, and added Power Play, which sets the prize at $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.

Wegmans will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling this winning ticket.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

This is the third time in the last three months that a big Pennsylvania Lottery prize has been won in the Lehigh Valley.

An Upper Macungie Township man won $1 million with a lucky Cash 5 ticket he bought in September. An in August.

The Pennsylvania Lottery has recorded record high sales this year.

The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery’s seven area offices.

Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.

The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $80 million, or $52.6 million cash, for the Saturday, Oct. 20, drawing.

In the 2010-11 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $38.8 million in prizes to Northampton County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $24.2 million to programs serving the county’s older residents.

Will Tremblay October 19, 2012 at 03:21 PM
They always say that the lottery is totally random and not even worth playing, but I have won small to moderate amounts several times (some of my friends even ask me to purchase tickets for them, because they think I'm "lucky," lol) The odds are still very small, but as I have shown, you can increase your chances. For example, you can increase your odds of winning by purchasing your tickets at the beginning of the "cycle"; when the new lots of tickets are placed in the machines, shipped out to shops, etc. because there are more winning tickets in the system. This "Lottery Method" book I bought online explains how to do a lot of that in great detail. Here's a review of it if you're interested: http://gamblingsystemreviews.net/lottery-method/


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