Million dollar Powerball ticket sold in Annandale
Updated: August 9, 2013 - 05:54 am
ANNANDALE, Va. (WJLA) - Three tickets matched all of the Powerball numbers for Wednesday night's drawing, and the first big winner has already come forward.
Paul White, a project engineer from suburban Minneapolis, claimed one-third of the $448 jackpot Thursday afternoon. Two other winning tickets were sold at New Jersey grocery stores - one in South Brunswick and the other in Little Egg Harbor.
White says he learned he was holding a winning ticket Thursday morning after his "significant other" called him to say one of three winners had been sold in Minnesota. He says he purchased two tickets for Wednesday's drawing, and found one matched all six numbers.
Two other winning tickets were bought in New Jersey grocery stores - one in South Brunswick and the other in Little Egg Harbor.
John Hagerty with the Virginia Lottery confirms that a $1 million winning ticket from Wednesday night's Powerball drawing was sold at the Giant Food at 7137 Columbia Pike in Annandale. The winner has not come forward yet.
“I heard either a customer, employee, someone won a million dollar ticket here,” says Shawn Mulcahy.
More than 100,000 Powerball tickets bought in Virginia for last night’s drawing won prizes, some as small as $4.
“I did play, but my numbers, they didn’t come,” says Veronica Bangaro. “It’s not all the time you are lucky.”
A $1 million ticket was also sold in Dunkirk, Md.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.