Patriot Staff Report
The ticket was bought at Gill Brothers (Dublin Dash In), located at 4442 Cleburne Blvd. in Dublin. The store received a $50,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
This is the fourth-largest prize ever won in a Virginia Lottery game. It’s the second Powerball jackpot won in Virginia.
The winning numbers were 10-16-18-40-66, and the Powerball number was 16.
Virginia law permits any winner of a prize above $10 million to remain anonymous upon request, in which case the Lottery does not publicly disclose the winner’s identity.
The winner had the choice of taking the full jackpot amount before taxes in annual payments over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $82.65 million before taxes. This winner chose the annuity, which resulted in a final annuity prize amount of $156.7 million.
Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25.
All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 education in Virginia. In Fiscal Year 2022, the Lottery raised more than $779 million for K-12 education, making up approximately 10 percent of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget.
For a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school districts, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page. For general information or to play games online, visit the Virginia Lottery’s website or download the Lottery’s app. Connect with the Lottery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.