68,000 tickets win prizes in Virginia Lottery drawing on Wednesday night


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginians won big on Wednesday night with more than 68,000 tickets winning prizes during the Powerball drawing.

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Although the two jackpot-winning tickets in the January 5 Powerball drawing were not bought in Virginia, five tickets won $50,000 each by matching four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number.

Those tickers were bought at five locations across the Commonwealth:

  • Kroger, 555 N. Franklin Street, Christiansburg
  • Royal, 895 East Market Street, Harrisonburg
  • Buckos Pantry, 7554 Peppers Ferry Boulevard, Radford
  • Food Lion, 36127 Godwin Drive, Locust Grove
  • 7-Eleven, 6147 Franconia Road, Alexandria

Officials say more than 16% of those tickets were bought online.

Those tickets, as well as all the tickets, bought for the 40 drawings since October generated more than $18 million in profit for K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.

The winning numbers in the Wednesday, January 5, drawing were 6-14-25-33-46, and the Powerball number was 17.

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