Kennett Square Landhope Farms Sells $1M Ticket in Record Powerball Drawing
The hope of hitting the Powerball jackpot drew scores of Chester County residents to lottery outlets this week, and for one lucky buyer, Landhope Farms didn’t disappoint.
While it didn’t sell a jackpot-winning ticket, the Kennett Square gas station and convenience store helped make one ticket-holder $1 million richer; that ticket had all five numbers right but missed the Powerball itself, Philly.com reported.
One more number and Landhope would have seen $1 million drop into its lap too; that’s the bonus for the store that sells a Powerball jackpot winner.
In Coatesville, residents and commuters were betting big; the city’s Z Brothers Convenience Store I showed up among the top 10 hotspots for Powerball ticket sales in greater Philadelphia.
Wednesday’s $1.6 billion jackpot will go in three directions to winners who bought tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee. Each had odds of 1 in 292 million, and Saturday’s drawing restarts at $40 million.
“The historic Powerball jackpot run was not only exciting for players and winners but also generated tremendous new support – more than $70 million – for the programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians every day,” Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko said in a West Chester Patch report. “I want to congratulate our state’s many winners and also thank our players and retailers.”
Read more about the winning tickets on Philly.com here and on Patch here.
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