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.
 
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Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

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Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.
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It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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