A ticket worth $1 million was sold at Darrenkamp’s in Mount Joy for the Powerball drawing that had the second-highest jackpot on record.
The ticket sold at the Darrenkamp’s at 945 E. Main St. correctly matched the first five numbers but missed the final number, called the Powerball, in the drawing held Wednesday, Aug. 23, with a total jackpot of $758.7 million.
A state lottery official said Thursday, Aug. 24, that no one had yet come forward to claim the $1 million prize.
Four other tickets sold in Pennsylvania matched the first five numbers, but missed the Powerball.
One of those tickets was sold in Columbia County with the PowerPlay option, which boosted the $1 million prize to $2 million.
Three other tickets sold in Pennsylvania matched the five numbers for a $1 million prize. Those tickets were sold at a Marathon store in Tarentum, a 7-Eleven in Warminster and a Weis Markets in Allentown.
The retailer who sold the ticket worth $2 million will receive a $10,000 bonus. Those selling tickets worth $1 million, get a $5,000 bonus.
The winning numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4.
A ticket sold in Chicopee, Mass., matched all six numbers, including the Powerball. The final annuity value of that ticket would have been $758.7 million, with a lump sum cash prize of $480.5 million.
The winning ticket was bought by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old hospital worker who chose the lump sum payment. After taxes, that amounts to around $336 million.