$131M winning Powerball ticket sold in South Philadelphia
A jackpot Powerball ticket that won $131.5 million in Saturday’s drawing was sold in Philadelphia, lottery officials announced Sunday.
The ticket, which correctly matched all five white balls and the red Powerball, 28, was sold at Federal Beer Distributor, located at 1440 Federal St. in South Philadelphia.
“It seems Saturday night’s ‘supermoon’ shone down some ‘super luck’ on a fortunate Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball player,” Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci said in a statement.
“This is the 17th Powerball jackpot-winning ticket sold by the Pennsylvania Lottery since we joined the multistate game.”
The winner – whose identity can’t be confirmed until the ticket is validated and the cash is claimed – will have the choice of receiving a $131.5 million annuity or $77.4 million in a one-time cash payout, less 25 percent withheld for federal taxes.
The retailer will get a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. Lottery officials encourage the winner to immediately sign the back of the ticket and store it in a safe place.
The Powerball jackpot will be reset to an estimated annuity of $40 million, or a cash lump sum of $23.5 million, for the June 26 drawing.