Pennsylvania Lottery Officials announced Thursday that a winning ticket from Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot drawing was sold in Allegheny County.
Before the jackpot rolled to $203 million for the Saturday drawing, two tickets worth $1 million each from the Sept. 4 drawing were sold at these retailers:
Al's Market, 24 Braddock Ave., Braddock, Allegheny County
Fresh N Quik, 906 Market St., Berwick, Columbia County.
These two winning tickets correctly matched all five white balls, 02-09-26-45-47, but not the red Powerball, 11, to win individual prizes of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The two retailers will each receive a $5,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of either winner until each prize is claimed and each ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages each holder of a winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices.
More than 53,700 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball players also won prizes in the Sept. 4 drawing.
The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $203 million, or $115.5 million cash, for the Saturday, Sept. 7, drawing.
It took just nine draws for this Powerball jackpot to pass the $200 million mark. Ten years ago, it typically took 16 draws for the jackpot to reach the same level.