powerball A lucky winner purchased a Powerball ticket worth $122 million in Sterling, Mass. (Credit: Getty Images).

 

A Montgomery County resident had a nice Christmas.

 

Even though a ticket holder in Missouri won the $71 million Powerball jackpot ticket, a $1 million winning ticket was sold in Bryn Mawr, officials said. The numbers were drawn on Christmas Day.

 

 

The ticket, which was sold at the Sunoco at 775 West Lancaster Ave., matched all five white balls - 23-28-38-39-56 - but not the red Powerball 32. Twenty-five percent of the $1 million prize is withheld from the federal government, lottery officials announced.

The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The ticket holder has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize.

"The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery’s seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County," according to a news release.

With the jackpot off the board, the Powerball jackpot for the Saturday drawing resets to $40 million.

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