$162.5 Million Virginia Lottery Prize Remains Unclaimed

Written By Cole Rush on April 17, 2023
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A massive Virginia Lottery prize remains unclaimed. On March 4, 2023, one Powerball ticket matched all six numbers in the drawing, winning the ticket holder a whopping $162.6 million. The ticket was purchased at Gill Brothers at 4442 Cleburne Blvd. in Dublin, Virginia.

To date, nobody has claimed the ticket, according to the Virginia Lottery. No one has come forward to claim it, and the winner or their representatives have yet to get in touch with Lottery officials.

What happens next with Virginia Powerball winner?

We’re still in the “hurry up and wait” phase. Virginia Lottery rules require winning tickets to be redeemed within 180 days from the sale date. The ticket was purchased on March 4, so the final day the winner could claim the prize is August 31, 2023.

Gill Brothers — the store that sold the winning ticket — received a $50,000 bonus. The bonus was not contingent on the prize being claimed.

This prize is the fourth-largest ever won in a Virginia Lottery game. It’s the second time a Powerball jackpot was won in Old Dominion. The winning numbers were 10-16-18-40-66; the Powerball number was 16.

About Powerball Virginia

Powerball is a multi-state lottery game available in 45 legal lottery markets. Alongside Mega Millions, it offers some of the biggest prizes for lottery players, often reaching into the hundreds of millions.

Odds of winning any prize in the Powerball are 1 in 25. The pick jackpot — matching all six numbers, as the yet-to-be-revealed winner did — carries odds of 1 in 292.2 million. Powerball drawings are done on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m.

You can play the Virginia Lottery online using the official app.

Where does Virginia Lottery revenue go?

The Virginia Lottery profits benefit K-12 education in the state. Last year, the Lottery contributed over $779 million to the state’s public schools — that’s roughly 10% of the states total budget for K-12 schools. For a full breakdown of yearly profits and contributions, check out the Virginia Lottery website.

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