A gas station in Plain Township sold a $250,000 winning Powerball lottery ticket.
PLAIN TWP. A customer who recently bought a Powerball lottery ticket for $3 from a BP gas station on Cleveland Avenue NW has won $250,000 before taxes, the Ohio Lottery said.
The winner had not yet claimed the prize as of Monday, said Marie Kilbane, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Lottery Commission.
The customer purchased the Powerball ticket for last Wednesday night’s drawing sometime between late June 6 and late Wednesday. The customer paid $2 for the ticket plus $1 for the prize multiplier at the BP gas station also known as Sam’s Oil at 3811 Cleveland Ave. NW.
The ticket’s numbers matched four of the five numbers plus the power ball number for last Wednesday, which would normally be a prize of $50,000. However, the multiplier was five times the prize, increasing the customer’s winnings to $250,000. The ticket’s first five numbers range from 1 to 69 and the Powerball number ranges from 1 to 26.
The winning numbers for last Wednesday were 10-33-41-52-54 with a Powerball number of 18.
According to Powerball, the odds of having a number that matches four of the five plus the Powerball is 1 in 913,129. The odds of getting a multiplier that increases the prize five times is about 1 in 21.
According to Lottery.net, the winner was among six Powerball winners nationwide with a ticket matching four of the five numbers plus the Powerball number.
The winner would normally have 180 days from the time of the drawing last Wednesday to claim the prize. However, under the state’s stay-at-home order, if any ticket expires while the order is in effect, winners have until 30 days after the end of the order to claim their winnings. Winners are being encouraged to claim their winnings by mail at this time.
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