Over 35,000 lotto tickets win prizes in Virginia, Powerball jackpot reaches $403M

Lottery officials say 35,359 tickets sold in Virginia won prizes in a Powerball drawing that took place Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Since no one matched all six numbers, however, the Powerball jackpot is estimated to grow to $403 million for Saturday's drawing.

Virginia Lottery officials expect to sell about 750,000 Powerball tickets on Saturday alone in the Commonwealth. In fact, Powerball tickets in Virginia are expected to sell at a rate of about 1,500 tickets per minute at peak times on Saturday.

If one ticket matches all six numbers, the winner will have a choice: either take the full $403 million jackpot in 30 annual payments, or choose a one-time cash option of approximately $243.8 million before taxes, according to the Virginia Lottery.

The profit from every Powerball ticket bought in Virginia, like tickets from all other Virginia Lottery games, goes to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

For more information, visit www.valottery.com.

 


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