CHARLES TOWN, W.VA.
They didn't hit the $340 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday, but they were winners just the same.
Nineteen people who work together in Charles Town told state Lottery Commission officials they had a winning $853,492 Powerball ticket that was purchased from the Somerset Shell gas station and convenience store in the Somerset Village shopping center along U.S. 340 north of Charles Town.
There were 49 tickets on which players hit five of the winning numbers but missed the Powerball number during Wednesday's drawing, West Virginia Lottery spokeswoman Nancy Bulla said.
The people holding the 49 tickets will receive $200,000 each plus a bonus of $653,492, Bulla said.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 7, 21, 43, 44, 49 and a Powerball number of 29.
A Powerball ticket worth $340 million was sold in Jacksonville, Ore., lottery officials said. They didn't immediately say whether someone had stepped forward to claim the prize.