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One lottery ticket in Pennsylvania wins $206.9 million Powerball jackpot

Aug 4, 2022, 1:06 pm

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Updated with retailer that sold the winning ticket

By Kate Northrop

A single ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all six numbers in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday night, lottery officials announced today.

Someone in Pennsylvania is holding a ticket worth $206.9 million. The winner will have the option to take the cash payment of $122.4 million instead of the annuity.

The winning ticket was sold at Sheetz located at 205 North Center Avenue in New Stanton. The retailer will collect a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

"The Pennsylvania Lottery congratulates the big winner and our retailer for selling this big Powerball jackpot-winning ticket," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "Thanks to our network of almost 10,000 retailers and players across Pennsylvania, over the past 50 years the Lottery has been able to fulfill its mission of responsibly generating funds for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians."

The $206.9 million prize is the fifth Powerball jackpot won this year, with the previous jackpot-winning ticket sold in the state of Vermont a little over a month ago. That was the first time in history that a jackpot-winning ticket was purchased at a Vermont retailer, laying claim to a huge prize worth $366.7 million.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn on Wed., Aug. 3, 2022 were 9, 21, 56, 57, and 66, with Powerball number 11.  The Power Play multiplier was 2.

While one Pennsylvania lottery player won it all, no one matched the first five white balls to win the $1 million second prize.

However, there were 18 tickets that matched four white numbers plus the Powerball to win $50,000. Of those tickets, 5 were purchased with the Powerplay option, increasing the prize to $100,000, and 3 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $12,465 this drawing.

When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, a second-prize win is doubled and any other non-jackpot prize is multiplied by the Power Play number drawn that evening. A full chart of payout amounts can be found on the Powerball Drawing Detail page at USA Mega, as well as on the Powerball Prize Payouts page at Lottery Post.

Power Play is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered in Power Play is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts.

The next Powerball drawing will take place Saturday night at 10:59 pm Eastern Time with the jackpot amount reset to its starting point of $20 million.

Powerball is played in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).  The USA Mega Web site provides lottery players in-depth information about the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

The recent Mega Millions jackpot fervor finally came to an end on July 29, when one lone Illinois ticket won an unimaginable $1.337 billion prize, the third-largest lottery jackpot of all time and the second-highest in the game's history.

The Mega Millions jackpot is currently an estimated $36 million with a cash option of $21.4 million for Friday night's drawing, according to USA Mega.

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I just seen that.  wow.   that was fast.

Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

I set the market value on items

Have a stupendous day!   We appreciate your business!!  :)

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    Austin
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    Hoping we would get a rollover

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      Party Congrats to the PA Winner! Party

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        s to beating the odds !! 

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          Ringleader
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          Congrats to the lucky winner.  Party

          Happy National Lazy Day. Bed

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            They usually follow each other.

            MM then PB or vice versa.

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              it has to be a quick pick,same with one in vermont or they would tell us.that way they can pick area,state where it hits.

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                ma
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                it has to be a quick pick,same with one in vermont or they would tell us.that way they can pick area,state where it hits.

                  What would be their motivation to do that. Their handle on the next game will drop if there is no carryover. A lot of people won't play until it gets back to that 40 million like it used to be in one or both of those games. Of course then those that won't play unless it is a billion or close to it. What difference does it make how much the jackpot is.

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                  Simpsonville
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                  it has to be a quick pick,same with one in vermont or they would tell us.that way they can pick area,state where it hits.

                  I do think LP has addressed that most winners are from QP.

                   

                  So are you saying the folks in Atlanta (MM) and Universal Studios (PB) (FL) & Iowa pre-select the winners? 

                  That is the craziest thing I've ever read on LP.

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                    it was at a sheetz gas station i believe in the Harrisburg area.

                    Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

                    I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

                    I set the market value on items

                    Have a stupendous day!   We appreciate your business!!  :)

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                      Sheetz 40 minutes south of Pittsburgh.

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                        The next big winner is going to be one of us. Let get ready. Don't you feel it!

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                          Simpsonville
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                          The next big winner is going to be one of us. Let get ready. Don't you feel it!

                          Won't be me.  Finally taking a hiatus from playing the lottery and have been playing for decades.  Personally when the billion dollar lotto is hit, feels to me like all the air let out a balloon.

                            hearsetrax's avatar - dbf9afa3cf5f7402577dd638c8fd78e2 r=pg&f=y&s=128&d=robohash

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                            Won't be me.  Finally taking a hiatus from playing the lottery and have been playing for decades.  Personally when the billion dollar lotto is hit, feels to me like all the air let out a balloon.

                            🤨 

                            been playing for decades and thars times I feel like you, but as I often tell my few friends : 

                            "the odds are about even for every player, trick is to trust one's instincts and spend the the given minimal"

                             

                            I don't have any preset level to start playing

                            but even when the pots start hitting the mid 6 figures mark, I play and purposely skip playing at times"