$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Arlington

by ARLnow.com November 29, 2012 at 11:20 am 16,330 40 Comments

Someone is $1 million richer this morning after buying a winning Powerball ticket in Arlington.

The ticket for last night’s drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven store at 5267 Lee Highway, according to the Virginia Lottery. The lucky winner matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball. (The winning combination was 5-16-22-23-29 with a Powerball of 6.)

The Arlington winner was one of four $1 million winners in Virginia. The other million dollar tickets were sold in Daleville, Harrisonburg and Richmond. Fifteen $10,000 tickets were also sold in Virginia.

The biggest winner in Virginia was the Commonwealth, which generated $13.3 million in profit from Powerball tickets sold in advance of the Wednesday drawing. That money will be used to benefit K-12 public schools.

The record-setting Powerball jackpot of $587.5 million will be split between two winning tickets in Arizona and Missouri.

Photo via Google Maps

  • 1RLI

    Good for the winner and good for the store. I guess I’m using the wrong 7-11 to purchase my tickets. In all honesty, I don’t think it matter which 7-11 I use!

  • MrMeow

    The sad thing is that after taxes, this winner still wouldn’t be able to afford to buy a stand alone home outright here in Arlington unless he/she already had savings. That speaks a lot about Arlington.

    • Captain_Obvious

      but its enough for a down payment…

    • Douglas Parker

      Oh the horror!

      If you win it in Arlington, I don’t think you have to spend it in Arlington.

    • SteamboatWillie

      That is incorrect. There are plenty freestanding houses in Arlington for <$500K.

      But ignoring your playing loose with the facts, I agree that the price of homes speaks a lot about Arlington. It means that the market has determined that there is higher value living here.

      • @MrMeow

        “unless he/she already had savings”?!
        You shouldn’t be looking to buy a house if you don’t have any savings.

        • Captain_Obvious

          why not ? It’d be good to know what’s needed when buying a home. You’d be surprised how many people are ignorant of that.

        • mrmeow

          My point being that arlington is so expensive when someone typically wins a million in the lottery, they should be able to buy a house without any prior savings because they just won the lottery. I’m not referring to a park avenue penthouse. i’m talking about Arlington, VA. This isn’t SF. This isn’t Manhattan. This is Arlington.

          • BallstonJ

            I’m curious if you think there’s anything we can/should do about home prices given that it seems to be a function of supply and demand? Perhaps we should intentionally drill potholes into our roads and fire ACPS’s best teachers so that Arlington becomes a less desirable, and hence less expensive place to live.

          • drax

            It’s funny how people really want to live here despite it being a high-tax, poorly-governed, high-crime, homeless-infested liberal hellhole too. That’s weird.

          • malaka

            They would be OK if they didn’t waste their money on an expensive cigarette habit

          • Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn

            This ain’t no Mudd Club, or CBGB, I ain’t got time for that now.

          • SteamboatWillie

            “My point being that arlington is so expensive when someone typically wins a million in the lottery, they should be able to buy a house without any prior savings. . . .”

            That’s an excellent point, aside from its having no factual basis and being unsupported by actual data about housing prices in the county. Otherwise, you might be on to something, so please proceed Governor.

          • drax


      • drax

        The median price is about $500k, which means half the homes cost less.

      • Casey

        Our proximity to NW DC is a major part of it as well.

    • drax

      What exactly does it speak, steve?

  • NIMBY The Chicken

    Finally, that 7-Eleven pulls its own weight.

  • Ren

    Oh! I was so close – bought one at the 7-11 one over. And yes, of course, it’s a reasonable assumption that if I’d bought a ticket at that store, it would have automatically been the winner.

    • 1RLI

      “… it’s a reasonable assumption that if I’d bought a ticket at that store, it would have automatically been the winner.”

      My thoughts exactly!

  • littlebritches

    Damn! Used to sneak Smirnoff Ices from that store in HS! Go Arlington!

    • Rosslyn

      I like how you used “sneak” as if it means something other than “steal.”

      • Etymologist

        When you are underage you sneak the booze….you have to be legally of age in order to steal it.
        Many folks are confused by this.

        • littlebritches

          Also there’s a certain amount of finesse involved in being sneaky…one might say it’s an art form.

        • drax

          You’re not a lawyer, just like steve, huh?

  • Deadite

    “That money will be used to benefit K-12 public schools.”

    If by schools, they mean crooked policicians and their pals.

    • Louise

      Could you please provide an example?

  • craig

    it would kind of suck to get 5 numbers matched, because you are so close to winning it all but not quite…

    • John Fontain

      I know, right. One time I found a briefcase with $1 million in cash in it and a note that read, “If you find this the money is yours to keep. Enjoy!” But I thought it kinda sucked because I would rather have found that same suitcase with $2 million in it.

      • Chappy

        So you are the guy who “found” my briefcase. You have a lot of explaining to do Mr. Fontain. I will see you at midnight down by the old light house.

      • dk (not DK)

        Kinda like complaining about inheritance taxes.

        • drax

          Or “high” Arlington property taxes.

  • A-money

    Well i am the person who bought the winning ticket. My gift to you all is simple i will share the winnings with you all. Just leave your name, number, date of birth, and a credit card number and i will contact you shortly.

    • Tabby_TwoTone

      Hello Dear,
      I am,God-FEaring,loyal woman who Love Biblestudy.
      my # is xxx xxx xxxxx. Evelynn

      • SomeGuy

        Evelynn, I’m sorry for your plight. Clearly you are a sex slave who is being forced against her will to seek out A-money, for we all know– and Tabby_TowTone will back me up on this– that no woman would ever perform acts of “love” for money of her own volition.

        If A-money responds to you, please notify ACPD so they’ll round him up with the other johns.

    • drax

      How are things in Nigeria, A-money?

  • Vinh An Nguyen

    For once a winning ticket isn’t sold in some hollow in West Virginia.

  • Holy Batman

    That’s a lot of flip flops

  • CamNewton

    More money to recruit Yorktown players.

    • Beth M.

      Oh please, sour grapes much? Yorktown’s lead football players were all born and bred right here in the Yorktown attendance zone. The only “recruiting” is when local private schools try to bring them over.


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