PENN TWP., Pa. - The winning Powerball ticket worth almost $457 million was sold at a convenience store in Lancaster County, according to Pennsylvania Lottery officials.
"It was really shocking," said Jason Johnson of Manheim. "I was hoping it's somebody in Manheim."
The ticket was sold at Speedway on Route 72 in Penn Township, near the borough of Manheim. The store earns a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It was the only winner of the huge March 17 jackpot, the eighth largest ever.
"This is largest jackpot the Pennsylvania Lottery has ever awarded as well as our state's 18th Powerball jackpot," said Drew Svitko, the lottery's executive director. "It seems that St. Patrick's Day brought some great luck to this fortunate Powerball player and we are anxious to meet our big winner or winners."
The ticket matched all of the winning numbers: 22-57-59-60-66 and Powerball 7.
"If you're lucky enough to be holding that winning ticket, sign the back of the ticket. Put it somewhere very safe," said Svitko.
The winner or winners can choose from receiving the $456 million paid out over 29 years or a lump sum of roughly $274 million.
Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The largest jackpot in Powerball history was $1.6 billion. Three winning tickets were sold in that January 13, 2016, drawing.
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