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.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/16/2013
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