Chesterfield, VA—A Midlothian man has won $1 million in a Virginia Lottery Powerball game.
Richard Carter bought the winning ticket at Food Lion, located at 1100 Courthouse Road. Mr. Carter initially thought he had won $250,000; Carter showed the ticket to his son, who pointed out that the ticket was actually worth $1 million.
The winning Powerball numbers for that drawing were 14-18-28-29-57. The Powerball number was 8, and if Carter had matched it, he would have won the $40 million jackpot.
Carter claimed his prize Wednesday at the same store where he bought the ticket. He told Virginia Lottery officials that he was planning to retire from his job as a railroad engineer in March.
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