Looks like the Mega Millions jackpot winner wasn’t the only big lottery jackpot winner this week.
The Powerball jackpot hit too, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, for $94.8 million, or $75.7 million cash value. The winning numbers were 10 – 17 – 31 – 51 – 53, with a Powerball of 1. The Power Play was 2X.
The winning ticket came from New York, out of a liquor store, no less. Minogue’s Beverage Center on Route 9 in Malta outside of Albany, NY, receives a nice bonus for selling the winner.
Also, a second-place ticket was sold in Texas with all five white balls matching, along with the $1 Power Play multiplier, which doubled the prize to $2 million.
$100K Powerball ticket sells in Luzerne County
Pennsylvania also holds the title of selling a hefty ticket for the Sept. 16 drawing. A $100,000 ticket was sold in Luzerne County, with the $1 Power Play option boosting what otherwise would have been a $50,000 prize.
Turkey Hill, at 1370 Wyoming Ave. in Forty Fort, receives a $500 bonus just for selling the winner.
Remember that we won’t know who the winner is until the prize is claimed. In PA, you have one year from the date of the drawing to claim your prize. You also need to sign the back of your lottery ticket and head to the nearest PA Lottery office.
Get winning ticket notifications at the PA Lottery online
But there’s an easier and more convenient way. Rather than keeping hold of your winning Powerball ticket, try buying lottery tickets online. You will be notified automatically via email of any winning tickets.
While you still will need to head into a PA Lottery office to claim a winning ticket of this size, smaller winnings are automatically deposited into your PA iLottery player account, taking away the need to go to a physical lottery retailer to cash in your prize.
Winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Sept. 19
With the Powerball jackpot hitting, it rolls over to an estimated $20 million for the Saturday, Sept. 19, drawing. Currently, there are no guaranteed minimums associated with the Powerball jackpots. Ticket sales and interest rates are what determine the size of each jackpot.
Even if you miss out on this Saturday’s drawing, two weekly Powerball drawings occur, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 p.m. EST.
Winning numbers: 11 – 14 – 23 – 47 – 57, Powerball: 14
The PA Lottery benefits older residents. Since 1972, the lottery has raised over $31 billion to help seniors in the Keystone State.
Please play responsibly.