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Winning Powerball ticket sold in Cumberland County

Updated: Thursday, September 19 2013, 06:18 PM CDT
Reported by: Kyle Rogers

MECHANICSBURG -- Somebody who picked up a Powerball ticket at a Cumberland County grocery store has a couple million reasons to celebrate after Wednesday night.

Powerball officials confirm part of the winning Powerball jackpot was sold at Wegman’s Food Markets along the Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township.

While it wasn’t the full $400 million jackpot, two winners in Pennsylvania were able to have their part in the stake.

The winning Powerball white balls drawn were 07-10-22-32-35 and the red Powerball was 19. 

However, the local winner matched only the white balls, not the red Powerball. Therefore, the person –- who remains a mystery -- won two million dollars.

“That’s not so bad,” said Suzanne Beck, who was shopping at Wegman's Thursday afternoon. “I’d take two million! That’s great!”

Customers were abuzz over the news that somebody won part of the national lottery where they shop for food. 

“It could have been me,” said Amanda Lutz with a laugh. “It should have been me.”

Store manager Bob Finn said he received a phone call from state lottery officials on Thursday morning learning the news. He said the phones have been ringing off the hook and the store has seen an increase today in lottery sales since news broke about the local winning. 

“I do know that when the jackpot is as large as it was, tickets sales were up,” said Finn.

In a release, Powerball officials confirm Wegman’s will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. While Finn said he doesn’t know exactly how the money will be split up, he said some of it would go to employees in one way or another. 

As of Thursday night, nobody had claimed the winning ticket sold in Cumberland County. Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize, according to the statement. 

Powerball officials encourage holders of the winning tickets to sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe place, and contact the lottery directly. 

Another winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania at Loges Newsstand in Philadelphia. That winner will take away a $1,000,000 prize.Winning Powerball ticket sold in Cumberland County

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