RICHMOND, VA-- Someone in the Richmond-Metro area could be waking up a multimillionaire this morning!
The only winning ticket for last night's $217 million Powerball drawing was purchased at a self-check lottery express machine inside the Richmond International Airport, lottery officials said.
The winning numbers were 5-27-36-38-41 and the Powerball number 12.
The winner has 180 days from the drawing to claim the prize.
That person or persons will have a choice: Either take the full jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash option of approximately $136.4 million before taxes.
This is the second-largest jackpot ever won by a ticket bought in Virginia. The largest was $239 million, which was won by J. R. Triplett of Winchester in 2004, playing Mega Millions.
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