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Posted: June 23, 2013, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

Whenever I see an interview with someone who won the lottery, I hear them say something like, "My friend told me someone had won the jackpot down at the local gas station. I knew I bought a ticket there so I went and checked my tickets..."  They know in these small towns because of 'small town talk' after the machine in the store indicates a jackpot...It often seems to take some time before I start hearing which CITY a winning ticket was sold in even though we are made aware of which state the winning ticket was sold in just hours after the drawing.

 

Is there any source that gives the winning CITY and/or location of sale away quicker?  I know the winner of the PB jackpot was from Pennsylvania last night, but what CITY was it sold in?  That, I do not know at this point, but I would like to...  Or is this simply up to the State Lottery to decide when to release this information?

...Someone's going to win eventually...

...Never know, could be me...

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    Posted: June 23, 2013, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

    Whenever I see an interview with someone who won the lottery, I hear them say something like, "My friend told me someone had won the jackpot down at the local gas station. I knew I bought a ticket there so I went and checked my tickets..."  They know in these small towns because of 'small town talk' after the machine in the store indicates a jackpot...It often seems to take some time before I start hearing which CITY a winning ticket was sold in even though we are made aware of which state the winning ticket was sold in just hours after the drawing.

     

    Is there any source that gives the winning CITY and/or location of sale away quicker?  I know the winner of the PB jackpot was from Pennsylvania last night, but what CITY was it sold in?  That, I do not know at this point, but I would like to...  Or is this simply up to the State Lottery to decide when to release this information?

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      Posted: June 23, 2013, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

      http://www.wtae.com/news/local/pennsylvania-lottery-ticket-is-127-million-powerball-winner/-/9681086/20682016/-/l3m65i/-/index.html?absolute=true

       

      "A Powerball ticket that was sold in Pennsylvania hit the estimated $127 million jackpot in Saturday night's drawing.

      The Pennsylvania Lottery has not yet said where the winning ticket was purchased.

      Nobody has come forward to claim the prize yet. The winner has one year to do so."

       

      I guess it's just up to the state where the ticket was sold when to release details about the exact location of sale.  Case Closed!

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        Posted: June 23, 2013, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

        Whenever I see an interview with someone who won the lottery, I hear them say something like, "My friend told me someone had won the jackpot down at the local gas station. I knew I bought a ticket there so I went and checked my tickets..."  They know in these small towns because of 'small town talk' after the machine in the store indicates a jackpot...It often seems to take some time before I start hearing which CITY a winning ticket was sold in even though we are made aware of which state the winning ticket was sold in just hours after the drawing.

         

        Is there any source that gives the winning CITY and/or location of sale away quicker?  I know the winner of the PB jackpot was from Pennsylvania last night, but what CITY was it sold in?  That, I do not know at this point, but I would like to...  Or is this simply up to the State Lottery to decide when to release this information?

        Looks like it depends on the state where the winning ticket was sold. I just check PA lottery website and actually had to dig a little to see that it was a PA winner. (I already knew from Mega USA). Nothing on where in PA it was sold.

        In Texas, they publish on their website what city and store the winning ticket was sold, including the 5+0 winners, if any, as soon as the results are in.

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          Posted: June 23, 2013, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

          Looks like it depends on the state where the winning ticket was sold. I just check PA lottery website and actually had to dig a little to see that it was a PA winner. (I already knew from Mega USA). Nothing on where in PA it was sold.

          In Texas, they publish on their website what city and store the winning ticket was sold, including the 5+0 winners, if any, as soon as the results are in.

          I wonder why in a multi-state lottery that the heads of the nationwide jackpot games chose to allow states to release exact location at their own pace but release which state has the winner within hours after the drawing.  Me thinks this has something to do with a part of the agreement with the states to provide them with some type of "power" over the games rather than allow one larger entity to oversee and control all aspects of the jackpot games.

          "We'll take care of the drawing and letting the public know that someone has won the game, but you guys handle the local aspect of the game such as store location information, winner validation, press releases, etc."

          ...Someone's going to win eventually...

          ...Never know, could be me...

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            Posted: June 23, 2013, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

            Whenever I see an interview with someone who won the lottery, I hear them say something like, "My friend told me someone had won the jackpot down at the local gas station. I knew I bought a ticket there so I went and checked my tickets..."  They know in these small towns because of 'small town talk' after the machine in the store indicates a jackpot...It often seems to take some time before I start hearing which CITY a winning ticket was sold in even though we are made aware of which state the winning ticket was sold in just hours after the drawing.

             

            Is there any source that gives the winning CITY and/or location of sale away quicker?  I know the winner of the PB jackpot was from Pennsylvania last night, but what CITY was it sold in?  That, I do not know at this point, but I would like to...  Or is this simply up to the State Lottery to decide when to release this information?

            Mystery Solved

            Jackpot-Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $131.5 Million Sold in Philadelphia

            MIDDLETOWN, PA., JUNE 23, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Powerball® ticket worth $131.5 million from the June 22 drawing was sold at Federal Beer, 1440 Federal St., Philadelphia.

             

            The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 13-19-23-33-57, and the red Powerball 28, to win a prize of a $131.5 million annuity, or $77.4 million cash, less 25 percent federal withholding.

             

            The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

             

            "It seems Saturday night's 'Super Moon' shone down some 'super luck' on a fortunate Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball player," said Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci. "This is the 17th Powerball jackpot-winning ticket sold by the Pennsylvania Lottery since we joined the multi-state game."

             

            Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

             

            The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to immediately sign the back of the ticket and store it in a safe place.

             

            Then, during Lottery business hours, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            The Powerball jackpot reset to an estimated annuity value of $40 million, or $23.5 million cash, for the Wednesday, June 26, drawing.

            In the 2011-12 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $290.4 million in prizes to Lottery winners in Philadelphia County, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $210 million to programs serving the county's older residents.

            About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $22.6 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

            The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

            For more information, visit www.palottery.com, log in to Facebook and like us atwww.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery.

            Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/06/23/4968810/jackpot-winning-powerball-ticket.html#storylink=cpy

            ...Someone's going to win eventually...

            ...Never know, could be me...