SALEM (WSLS 10) - Although the jackpot-winning tickets in the historic January 13 Powerball drawing were not bought in Virginia, the Commonwealth benefitted from the excitement.
During the 20 drawings of the jackpot run that began in November and ended with Wednesday night's drawing, sales of Powerball tickets in Virginia generated approximately $34.7 million in profit.
By law, all of that profit goes to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.
In Wednesday night's drawing alone, more than 700,000 Powerball tickets bought in Virginia won prizes. That includes two tickets that each won $1 million, four tickets that each won $100,000 and 20 tickets that each won 50,000. Here's where all of those winning tickets were bought:
$1 million winners:
- 7-Eleven, 2093 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach
- 7-Eleven, 2035 Roanoke Blvd., Salem
- Wawa, 15 Eustace Road, Stafford
- 7-Eleven, 814 Baker Road, Virginia Beach
- Ruther Glen Exxon Pit Stop, 24270 Rogers Clark Blvd., Ruther Glen
- 7-Eleven, 4718 Jeff Davis Highway, Richmond
- Manassas Mall Exxon, 8289 Sudley Road, Manassas
- 7-Eleven, 1700 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach
- 7-Eleven, 2444 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach
- 7-Eleven, 1115 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk
- Minit Mart Food Store, 1120 Courthouse Road, Richmond
- 7-Eleven, 15621 Jeff Davis Highway, Woodbridge
- Schmitz Exxon One Loudoun, 44680 Wellfleet Drive, Ashburn
- 7-Eleven, 2475 East Little Creek Road, Norfolk
- 7-Eleven, 1729 Military Highway South, Chesapeake
- 7-Eleven, 2256 Red Tide Road, Virginia Beach
- Fas Mart, 409 Quillen Avenue, SE, Coeburg
- 7-Eleven, 242 South Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake
- 7-Eleven, 9402 Richmond Highway, Lorton
- 7-Eleven, 13940 Jeff Davis Highway, Woodbridge
- Super Giant, 5701 Plank Road, Fredericksburg
- Food Lion, 260 Remount Road, Front Royal
- Summer Shop, 2210 Electric Road, Roanoke
- Happy Shopper, 1116 Big Bethel Road, Hampton
- La Bodega Supermarket, 6170 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church
- 7-Eleven, 320 North Arch Road, Richmond
The unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.
The winners' identities remain a mystery, but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb where even lottery losers were celebrating Thursday that such heady riches were won in their modest city.
The winners of the world-record jackpot overcame odds of 1 in 292.2 million to land on the numbers drawn Wednesday night, 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10. They can take the winnings in annual payments spread over decades or a smaller amount in a lump sum.
The California ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California, lottery spokesman Alex Traverso told The Associated Press. The winning ticket in Tennessee was sold in Munford, north of Memphis, according to a news release from lottery officials in that state.
The California store and its surrounding strip mall immediately became a popular gathering spot in the usually quiet suburb of 75,000 people. Hundreds of people, from news crews to gawkers, crowded the store and spilled into its parking lot.
We have a winner in California! A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills. We’re still awaiting results from other states.— California Lottery (@calottery) January 14, 2016
The Florida #POWERBALL jackpot winner will share the $1,586,400,000 prize with winners in CA & TN.— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) January 14, 2016
TENNESSEE PLAYER SHARES HISTORIC $1.58 BILLION POWERBALL JACKPOT WITH CA and Fl PlayersLargest Jackpot Prize in Wo… https://t.co/UnXVg3PP3C— Tennessee Lottery (@TNLottery) January 14, 2016
As of Thursday afternoon, the winner from the Salem $1 million winnings has not come forward. The store manager of 7eleven wouldn't talk on camera but says he's excited one of his customers got the ticket.
We talked to a person who bought Powerball tickets.
"It's a little crazy," says Tim Farmer. "We haven't had that in a long time especially Virginia but we're pretty excited. You never know."
The store will get a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.