Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing may not have yielded jackpot winners in Virginia, but lottery officials say two in the Commonwealth still won smaller prizes.
In a Tweet Wednesday morning, the Virginia Lottery reported that there were two million-dollar tickets sold in Virginia Beach and Salem in Wednesday’s drawing.
In total, the Virginia Lottery says that more than 700,000 Powerball tickets sold in the state won prizes. The Virginia Lottery says the winning tickets from last night’s drawing totals nearly $7 million in prizes.
Winning tickets for $100,000, $50,000 and $1 million prizes were sold at several Hampton Roads locations:
- 7-Eleven, 2093 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach – $1 million
- 7-Eleven, 814 Baker Road, Virginia Beach – $100,000
- 7-Eleven, 1700 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach – $50,000
- 7-Eleven, 2444 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach – $50,000
- 7-Eleven, 1115 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk – $50,000
- 7-Eleven, 2475 East Little Creek Road Norfolk – $50,000
- 7-Eleven, 1729 Military Highway South, Chesapeake – $50,000
- 7-Eleven, 2256 Red Tide Road, Virginia Beach – $50,000
- 7-Eleven, 242 South Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake – $50,000
- Happy Shopper, 1116 Big Bethel Road, Hampton – $50,000
But the big winners are our public schools in the Commonwealth.
All the lottery buzz over the huge jackpot in the last few weeks generated $34.7 million in profit and all of that went to K-12 public education here in Virginia.
As for the lucky ticket holders, two tickets each won $1 million, four tickets that each won $100,000 and 20 tickets that each won 50,000.