— Powerball’s 12th-largest jackpot on record just got even larger. Surging ticket sales have pushed the Powerball® jackpot for the Saturday, October 20 drawing, to a $430 million annuity value, or a $248 million cash prize.
“This surge in ticket sales is great news for the older Pennsylvanians who benefit from the sale of every Pennsylvania Lottery game,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “No matter the jackpot level, we ask all players to please play responsibly.”
Before the jackpot got another boost, a Lackawanna County convenience store sold a Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $150,000 for the Wednesday, October 17, drawing.
Convenient Food Mart, 935 Moosic Road, Old Forge, earns a $500 selling bonus.
The winning ticket matched four of the five white balls drawn, 03-57-64-68-69, and the red Powerball, 15, to win $150,000, less applicable tax withholding. Without the $1 Power Play option, the ticket would have been worth $50,000. The Power Play multiplier drawn was three.
Four other winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets worth $50,000 each were also sold for the Wednesday night drawing. The tickets matched four of the five white balls drawn and the red Powerball. The retailers that sold the winning tickets are:
- Wegmans, Providence Town Center, Collegeville, Montgomery County.
- Rutter’s, 714 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.
- Turkey Hill, 815 Quentin Road, Lebanon, Lebanon County.
- Pearl’s Café, 1601 McClure St., Homestead, Allegheny County.
Winners are not known until prizes are claimed and tickets validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The holder of the winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket and contact the nearest Lottery office
More than 122,000 other PA Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing, including more than 25,000 tickets purchased with Power Play that won prizes multiplied by three. Players should check every ticket, every time.
This is the third time this year the Powerball jackpot has crossed the $400 million mark. Powerball has had 19 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner. The jackpot was last hit in New York in the August 11 drawing.
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