$1M Powerball ticket sold in Shamokin
SHAMOKIN - Someone who bought a Powerball ticket at a city convenience store for the Saturday night drawing missed winning the $128 million jackpot by just one number.
The silver lining: They're $1 million richer.
The ticket was sold at the Lincoln Street Turkey Hill and correctly matched all five white balls - 13-14-41-49-59 - but not the red No. 14 Powerball.
While they didn't hit for the grand prize, the lucky lotto player will get a million bucks. Of course the tax man gets 25 percent, but here's guessing the $750,000 payout will suffice.
The store gets a $5,000 bonus for selling the ticket.
The next Powerball drawing is tonight. The jackpot has reached $146 million.
Coal region lottery players are on a roll - well, presumably two of them are.
One week prior to Saturday's Powerball drawing, someone hit the Cash 5 jackpot May 19. The Nos. 2-7-8-14-31 will bring $495,240.50 in winnings, minus 25 percent.
That ticket was sold at the Boyer's Food Markets site just west of the Mount Carmel Borough line, which is in line for a $500 bonus. A company official believed it is the largest payout at the Mount Carmel grocery store.
Neither winner - They couldn't be the same person, right? - has stepped forward to collect the prizes. They have one year to do so.