An Alexandria woman recently won $1 million playing Powerball.
Megan McCormick matched the first five numbers in the February 1 Powerball drawing to win $1 million.
“I had this strange feeling all weekend,” she told the Virginia Lottery. “Each number I picked was special – a birthday, an anniversary and my age. Then I checked the winning numbers and I thought, ‘This is crazy.’”
She bought the winning ticket at Giant Food, 3450 Washington Blvd. in Arlington. On Feb. 6 she returned to the store to receive her prize from the Virginia Lottery. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
Click here to see video of the presentation.You can purchase a Powerball ticket for $2 at your local grocery store or gas station. The estimated cash value of the $257 million Powerball is $151 million.
Here's more info from the Virginia Lottery about the game:
- Choose your own numbers on a playslip. Select five different numbers from 1 through 59; then select one Powerball number from 1 through 35.
- Or you can play Easy Pick and let the computer choose your numbers.
- You can also use a combination of these play methods - pick some of your favorite numbers, and let the computer fill in the rest.
- Powerball draws are held Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m.
- All prizes, except the jackpot, are fixed dollar amounts. The jackpot total is dependent on the amount of money in the draw's total prize pool.
Not sure where to purchase a ticket? You can find a place to play here. A portion of lottery ticket sales help fund Virginia public schools.