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Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold at Mount Vernon Safeway

Safeway at Engleside Plaza in Mount Vernon (via Google Maps)

Someone bought a Powerball ticket for Monday night’s drawing that is now worth $1 million. The winning ticket was bought at Safeway, located at 8646 Richmond Highway in [Mount Vernon’s Engleside Plaza].

The million-dollar question now is: Who has that ticket?

The winning numbers for the April 1 Powerball drawing were 19-24-40-42-56, and the Powerball number was 23. This ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Powerball number.

This ticket was one of only six in the nation to match the first five numbers. No ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated $1 billion jackpot. That means the jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing grows to an estimated $1.09 billion.

Whoever has the ticket has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize. The Virginia Lottery advises that before doing anything else, the winner should immediately sign the back of the ticket to establish ownership. When the person is ready to claim the million-dollar prize, he or she should contact the Virginia Lottery.

Stores that sell a $1 million winning ticket receive a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25.

All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 education in Virginia. In Fiscal Year 2023, the Lottery raised more than $867 million for K-12 education, making up approximately 10 percent of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget.

Image via Google Maps. This article was written by FFXnow’s news partner InsideNoVa.com and republished with permission and small tweaks to specify Safeway’s location. Sign up for InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscription today.

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