Winning $276-Million Powerball Ticket Sold In W. Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Somewhere in West Virginia, a winning
lottery ticket was sold for the massive Powerball jackpot.

The Powerball Web site says the 276.3 million dollar jackpot winning ticket was sold in the Mountain State.

In December 2002, a local ticket holder won an even bigger pot. That's when Jack Whittaker won the 314.9 million dollar jackpot.

The site says nearly 2 million other players won prizes totaling more than $12 million.

The winning numbers were six, 22, 42, 43 and 47. The Powerball was 16 and the Power Play was two. The estimated jackpot for Wednesday is 15 million dollars.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-03-16-08 1120EDT

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  • by cutter Location: South of East KY on Mar 19, 2008 at 08:46 AM
    So glad working people won the lottery. I don't think Stan and Matt have Jobs, but at least Fred is looking for work !
  • by Anonymous Location: Kentucky on Mar 19, 2008 at 08:15 AM
    I AGREE with Cindy.....
  • by cindy Location: ky on Mar 17, 2008 at 08:22 PM
    yes,why do you people call it the "KENTUCKY powerball" when all the other states get to play it also.i agree with the others,if it is going to say "kentucky" then it needs to stay in "kentucky",if not then you need to call it just plain old "powerball for all"
  • by to Fred in Lexington Location: Lex-Vegas on Mar 17, 2008 at 04:35 PM
    That was a HILARIOUS comment you made, good one! Of course this winner will do what Mr. Whitaker did with his and blow it in 5 years and be a poor idiot again. Hopefully they will get teeth implants for all their family and friends, and increase the number of people in WVA with a full set of teeth to 175.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Mar 17, 2008 at 04:32 PM
    Powerball is played in approximately 30 states, including Kentucky. It, along with it's counterpart, Mega-Millions, are quasi-national lotteries, in the fact that the states sign up to play their game (you can only have one in your state, so that's why we don't have mega-millions). Surely to God you knew this before today, if not you're too stupid to play the lottery. Do you ever notice how when the jackpot is low, it only increases about 5 mil or so a week, but when it goes over 150 mil it goes up 20-40 mil a week? Wonder why? It's because with all those states, there are that many more people buying tickets in that week than normal so of course it will go higher...faster. That is why each state that has a state lotto participates in either PowerBall or Mega-Millions, because a state lotto could never give away a 200 mil jackpot, they never collect that kind of money in years, much less weeks! If you don't like the chance someone else will win, play the 2 mil KY Lotto only!
  • by Joe Location: Stanton on Mar 17, 2008 at 11:48 AM
    You people need to quit crying like babies. I bet you guys are the ones that spent 100's of dollars thinking you could win if you bought more tickets. When the jackpot gets high just spend like $5 per drawing then you won't being crying so much about how much money you lost. Money won't fix your problems anyway.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Mar 17, 2008 at 05:09 AM
    Maybe the winner can use some of the money to take the wheels off the Governor's mansion and have it underpinned...
  • by c Location: fkt on Mar 17, 2008 at 04:03 AM
    This is exactly why I quit playing the one in KY ever wins it! So why waste money on it! The lottery is all a always spend more than you ever win. SO I QUIT! I'm tired of making others rich!
  • by Zeke Location: Olin on Mar 16, 2008 at 07:12 PM
    Waa Waah, Boo Hoo, Snif, Boo Hoo, I Snif wanted that. Not fair, my turn, I would share. Oh booo Hoooo, Waaaah Waaaa Snniiiff.
  • by Rachel on Mar 16, 2008 at 06:31 PM
    Because there are 30 other states that play the same Powerball.
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