Friday, May 17, 2013
Virginia has produced several $1 million winners and one Powerball jackpot winner. If you draw the Powerball winning numbers in Saturday’s lottery, the one-time payout could be almost $377 million.
After no one picked all five winning numbers and the Powerball, the new Powerball prize for the Saturday, May 19 drawing is an estimated $600 million—the third-largest Powerball prize in the history of the game. Virginia is no stranger to Powerball winners. In addition to several $1 million winners, Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg took a $136 million cash payout in February of this year. A person from Christiansburg won $1 million in Wednesday night's drawing. The one-time cash payout is estimated at $376.9 million. Tickets are $2 and the game is played in Virginia and 42 other states, including Florida, Texas, California and New York. You can buy tickets until 10 p.m. EST for the 10:59 p.m. drawing. Buy tickets online here, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
It was Joanna Wallace's first time playing the Powerball.
The excitement of last month’s record $587 Powerball drawing gave many Virginia residents reason to play Powerball for the first time. Among them was Joanna Wallace, whose beginner’s luck made her $1 million richer. Wallace was the only $1 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Northern Virginia. Wallace’s first ever Powerball ticket, which she bought at the 7-Eleven at 5267 Lee Highway in Arlington, matched the first five numbers in the Nov. 28 Powerball drawing. Those first five numbers were 5, 16, 22, 23 and 29. (The Powerball, which Wallace did not match but two people in the United States did, was 6.) Friday, Wallace went back to her lucky 7-Eleven and received her $1 million. Have you liked Clarendon Patch on Facebook yet?
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Jackpot had climbed to a record $580 million; several people in Virginia won $1 million.
If you bought a Powerball ticket at the 7-Eleven at 5267 Lee Highway in Arlington, you may want to check your tickets. John Hagerty, spokesman for Virginia Lottery, said a $1 million ticket was sold there. Hagerty said $1 million tickets were also sold in Richmond, Daleville and Harrisonburg. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Nov. 28 drawing were: 5 23 16 22 29 with Powerball number 6. Between Oct. 3 and Nov. 28, Virginia raised $13.3 million in profit from the sale of lottery tickets, Hagerty said. By law, that money must go to K-12 education. Winning tickets of the more than $500 million jackpot were sold in Missouri and Arizona. In Virginia, a big winner taking a lump sum payment would have meant getting a check for $255,742,…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Apply starting on Thursday.
Potential spectators can apply this week for a chance to attend the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony that takes place near the White House on Dec. 6. The lottery opens online at 10 a.m. Thursday and ends at 10 a.m. Oct. 29. Winners will be notified via email. The event is free to attend. Now in its 90th year, the president speaks at the ceremony, where a military band and seasonal artists perform. In addition to the National Christmas Tree, 56 smaller trees make up the Christmas Pathway of Peace — one for each state, five territories and Washington, D.C. Visit www.thenationaltree.org for more details.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The winning numbers will be announced Wednesday night.
Eddie Lopez believes one of the four Powerball tickets he bought Monday afternoon at a Falls Church 7-Eleven will make his family millionaires. Lopez, of Falls Church, said he buys two to four Powerball tickets a week in hopes of hitting it big so he can leave his job at an auto repair shop. He said if he wins the jackpot, he plans to spend a year vacationing around the world with a long stay in his native El Salvador. “After a year of vacationing, I would come back and open my own auto repair shop,” Lopez said. “Then, I wouldn’t have to work as hard and I can have people working for me. I’ll pray over these tickets and see what happens.” The concept is simple. Lopez picks five black numbers and one red number. He pays a dollar. And just …