CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA–
WV Lottery: “A Powerball jackpot winning ticket worth an estimated $136.4 million ($108 million cash option) from the Wednesday, June 3, drawing was sold in West Virginia. The winning ticket was sold at Go Mart #93 on Stokes Drive in Hinton, Summers County. That retailer will receive a $100,000 sales bonus for selling the lucky ticket. It was the only ticket in the country to match all six numbers for Wednesday’s drawing.”
This is West Virginia’s ninth Powerball jackpot winner. The last winning Powerball jackpot winning ticket was sold in 2010 at a store in Martinsburg, WV.
The winners or winner of the jackpot can keep their big news as quiet as they wish. Under a West Virginia law that took effect Jan. 1, 2019, lottery winners of prizes of $1 million or more can now request to be anonymous.
The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won at $190 million on April 8th by a single ticket in New Jersey; the winner has not yet come forward.
A total of 960,796 players won prizes last night, ranging from $2 up to the jackpot. The Power Play number drawn was 2X, multiplying non-jackpot wins for players who had added the option to their ticket for an extra $1.00.
There were no $1 million Match 5 second place winners on Wednesday. At the third tier Match 4 plus Powerball level, there were five winners who will each take home $50,000. In addition, seven third prize winners benefited from Power Play as their tickets doubled in value to $100,000 each.
The winning numbers were 1, 3, 26, 41, 64 and the Powerball was 17.
Any single ticket sold anywhere in the country has a 1 in 292,201,338 chance of taking down the jackpot.