Winning $217M Powerball ticket purchased in Henrico
A Powerball ticket purchased in Henrico County matched all six numbers in the Feb. 6 drawing to win an estimated $217 million.
The winning ticket was purchased at the self-service Lottery Express machine in the atrium of Richmond International Airport, according to Virginia Lottery officials.
The winning numbers were 5-27-36-38-41 and the Powerball number 12.
The winner has 180 days from the drawing to claim the prize. That person or persons will have a choice: Either take the full jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash option of approximately $136.4 million before taxes.
This is the second-largest jackpot ever won by a ticket bought in Virginia. The largest was $239 million, which was won by J. R. Triplett of Winchester in 2004, playing Mega Millions.
Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.
Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.
Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
The Innsbrook Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2015, has completed a number of volunteer projects this year and raised thousands of dollars for various organizations through three events.
The club's annual rose sale, benefit for youth live auction and Virginia Fire Games competition, combined with individual and corporate donations, have raised nearly $70,000 – money that the club contributes back to the community.
FeedMore is the beneficiary of the club's 25th anniversary project, which provides refrigerated trailers to be used for the distribution of food throughout Central Virginia. > Read more.
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