Doubters scoff at the chances of winning the Powerball, but two winning tickets were sold in Pennsylvania for this week's drawing, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
The tickets, worth $2 million and $1 million, were sold by retailers in Cumberland County and Philadelphia, respectively, according to the release. Both tickets correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 7-10-22-32-35, but not the red Powerball 19.
The $400 million jackpot went to a lucky winner in South Carolina.
Nearly 195,000 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets also won prizes in Wednesday night's drawing, including three winners of $40,000 each and seven winners of $10,000 each, the release says.
The ticket sold by Wegmans Food Market, 6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, added Power Play, which sets the prize at $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding, according to the release. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The ticket sold by Loges Newsstand, 101 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, won a prize of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding, the release says. This retailer earns a $5,000 selling bonus.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Powerball jackpot reset to an estimated annuity value of $40 million, or $22.4 million cash, for Saturday's drawing.
--Reach Mollie Durkin at email@example.com.