- Last Updated on 08:00 AM 03/02/12
- BY Staff
A $100,000-winning ticket was sold from Apple Market on Halifax Road to one lucky person.
Now the question is who has the ticket?
A Virginia Lottery Powerball player is $100,000 richer thanks to the Powerball Bonus Raffle.
Thursday, ticket #1575607 was drawn as the top winner, according to a Virginia Lottery press release.
The ticket was drawn from 3 million entries in the Powerball Bonus Raffle. The tickets were given to Virginia Lottery players who bought Powerball tickets on or after Jan. 15. It took just three and a half weeks, until Feb. 8, for all 3 million raffle tickets to be given away. An additional 400 tickets each win $250.
The Powerball Bonus Raffle helped introduce Virginia players to upgrades in the Powerball game, including higher minimum jackpots, improved odds and a $2 price point, beginning Jan.15.
Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Powerball drawings are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and live on www.valottery.com and on the Lottery’s Facebook page.
For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.
The Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.2 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.
Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, rather than tax dollars, the Virginia Lottery generated more than $444 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2011. That represents about 8 percent of state funding for public education in Virginia.