A $2 million winning Powerball ticket was sold Monday, Sept. 27, at the Stop In Food Store at 2374 Roanoke St. in Christiansburg.
The ticket, which matched the first five winning numbers, is as yet unclaimed.
Normally, matching the first five numbers wins $1 million, but whoever bought this ticket spent an extra dollar for Power Play. That extra dollar doubled the prize to $2 million.
The winning numbers for Monday’s Powerball drawing were 21-22-39-44-60, and the Powerball number was 12. The only number this ticket did not match was the Powerball number.
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 two-million-dollar prize, he or she should contact the Virginia Lottery.
The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
The ticket was the only one nationwide to match the first five numbers. No ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated $545 million jackpot. That means the jackpot for the next Powerball drawing grows to an estimated $570 million.
Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching the first five numbers to win Powerball’s second prize are 1 in 11,688,054. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.
Authorized by Virginia voters in a successful 1987 referendum, the Virginia Lottery generates more than $2 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, lottery customers helped generate more than $765 million dollars in funding for public education.