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$10 million Powerball winner still not known

July 02, 2005|by CANDICE BOSLEY

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Someone, somewhere is holding a $10 million winning lottery ticket, but that person had not come forward by Friday afternoon, West Virginia Lottery spokeswoman Nancy Bulla said.

The winning Powerball ticket was sold at Sheetz in Charles Town, at the intersection of Flowing Springs Road and East Washington Street, on June 26 at 5:37 p.m. The numbers were picked randomly by computer using the lottery's Quick Pick system, Bulla said.

Bulla said it is not uncommon for winners to wait before coming forward.

"It could be lost. It could be a trucker. It could be in somebody's purse," Bulla said, adding that the winner might have been a patron at Charles Town Races & Slots or might simply be getting his or her "ducks in a row."

The winner will be able to take a one-time cash payment of $5.8 million, or nearly $4 million after taxes, or can opt to receive 30 annual payments of $333,333 before taxes, or $228,333 after taxes.

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The winning numbers were 3, 8, 22, 42 and 49, with the Powerball number of 39 and a Power Play number of 5.

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