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Winning Ticket for Virginia's Largest Powerball Jackpot Sold in Richmond

by Associated Press/Deirdre Blake posted Feb 7 2013 1:44PM
 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Lottery says someone bought a winning $217 million Powerball ticket at Richmond International Airport.
     It's the second largest jackpot ever won in Virginia and the largest Powerball jackpot in the Commonwealth.
     The Lottery said Thursday that the ticket was purchased at a Lottery Express self-service machine in the airport's atrium.
     The ticket sold for Wednesday's drawing matched all five numbers plus the Powerball.
     The winning numbers were 5-27-36-38-41 and the Powerball was 12.
     The winner or winners can receive the full amount in 30 annual payments or take a one-time cash payment of about $136 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. Lottery Spokesman John Hagherty says in all, there have been 7 Mega Millions jackpot winners in Virginia.
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02/07/2013 5:24AM
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