Pa. Lottery congratulates retailer who sold $206.9 million Powerball ticket

Huntingdon Daily News
Pa. Lottery congratulates retailer who sold $206.9 million Powerball ticket
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Officials from the Pennsylvania Lottery held a special event today at the Sheetz, 205 North Center Ave., New Stanton, which sold the $206.9 million Powerball jackpot-winning ticket for the Wednesday, Aug. 3 drawing. The store receives a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 9-21-56-57-66, and the red Powerball 11, to win a jackpot worth an estimated annuity value of $206.9 million, or $122.3 million cash, less applicable withholding.

“The Pennsylvania Lottery congratulates the lucky winner and Sheetz for selling this big winning jackpot ticket,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Sheetz joins close to 10,000 of our valued retailer partners that help us sell Lottery products in a socially responsible way; products like our Draw games, Scratch-Offs and Keno. We appreciate all of our retailers’ support over the past 50 years. With their support we’re able to generate proceeds that help fund life-sustaining programs for older Pennsylvanians.”

Last week, the Pennsylvania Lottery announced that the Lottery generated a profit of nearly $1.2 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians during the 2021-22 fiscal year. This is the 11th consecutive year the Lottery has generated more than $1 billion for senior programs, which include property tax and rent rebates, free and reduced-fare transportation, prescription assistance, and more.

The Powerball jackpot had been rolling since June 29, 2022, when the last jackpot worth $366.7 million was won in Vermont. In Pennsylvania, this most recent jackpot run generated more than $18.3 million in sales, creating a profit of $7.3 million to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

“August’s Powerball win continues a streak of good luck for our customers, who won nearly $230 million in Pennsylvania lottery cash prizes in 2022,” said Travis Sheetz, Sheetz President and CEO. “I know that I join our store team in New Stanton in congratulating the winner.”

The last time the Powerball jackpot was won in Pennsylvania was back in March of 2018, when a $456.7 million jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Lancaster County.

Lottery winners should first, sign their ticket and file their claim as soon as possible. Winners are not known until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Winning tickets purchased at a Lottery retailer should immediately be signed on the back. Online winnings automatically appear in a player’s account after the claim has been processed. To initiate an online prize claim, winners should call 1-800-692-7481. Players may visit

The winner of this Powerball jackpot prize will have the choice between an estimated annuity of $206.9 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $122.3 million. Both prize options are prior to taxes.

More than 28,700 other PA Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in that drawing, including more than 7,300 purchased with Power Play and more than 3,600 tickets purchased with Double Play. Players should check every ticket, every time.

Pennsylvania Lottery players have options to purchase their Powerball tickets online or by visiting a retailer. Players can find lottery-selling locations closest to them by visiting the Find a Retailer section of the Lottery’s website.

About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $33.8 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.

Visit the Winners and Benefits pages at to review how much money each county receives in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.

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