Powerball ticket worth $2 million sold in Suffolk

Published 6:25 pm Monday, March 22, 2021

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Saturday’s Powerball drawing made someone who bought a ticket in Suffolk a millionaire.

A Powerball ticket worth $2 million was purchased for the Saturday, March 20, drawing at the 7-Eleven at 1125 Wilroy Road, according to a press release from the Virginia Lottery. It matched the first five winning numbers and missed only the Powerball number.

The winning numbers for the March 20 Powerball drawing were 1-6-22-42-61, and the Powerball number was 4.

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Normally, matching the first five numbers wins $1 million, but whoever bought this ticket spent an extra dollar for Power Play. That extra dollar doubled the prize to $2 million.

This ticket was the only one in Virginia to match the first five numbers, and one of just three nationwide. No ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated $200 million jackpot. That means the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing grows to an estimated $220 million.

Whoever has the ticket has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize. 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 million-dollar prize, he or she should contact the Virginia Lottery.

The store that sold the winning ticket receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of winning Powerball’s $1 million prize are 1 in 11,688,054.