Someone in Pennsylvania is getting a huge holiday bonus this year: A ticket sold in Dauphin County won $1 million in Wednesday's Powerball drawing.
The lucky ticket matched all five white balls (16, 38, 55, 63 and 67) but missed the Powerball of 25, falling just short of hitting the $227 million jackpot.
No one won the top prize, so the jackpot for Saturday's drawing now rolls over to $255 million for the annuity, or $158.4 million for the cash option.
The lucky Pennsylvania ticket was purchased at the BG Value Market located at 301 S. Market St. in Millersburg, lottery officials said. The retailer gets a $5,000 bonus for selling the winner.
The ticketholder has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize.
In other lottery news:
- The jackpot in Mega Millions, the other major multi-state game, is also on the rise. Top prize for Friday's drawing stands at $104 million, or $104 million cash.
- A Lehigh County ticket won $325,000 in a Pennsylvania Cash 5 drawing this weekend. The ticket, sold at the Giant located at 202 Chestnut St. in Coplay, matched all five numbers drawn Tuesday: 16, 22, 33, 38 and 41.
- An Ocean County ticket won $929,455 in a Jersey Cash 5 game. The ticket, purchased at Krauszer's Food at 740 Brewers Bridge Road in Jackson, matched the five numbers picked Monday: 7, 8, 14, 41 and 43.