A Leesburg woman stepped forward this past week to claim a $1 million Powerball prize, and on Friday received her big check.
Norma Chhaunkar thought she’d won $250,000, but soon found out it was worth four times that amount with the ticket, which she purchased at the Sheetz on Edwards Ferry Road in Leesburg.
She collected her prize at the Virginia Lottery’s Northern Virginia Customer Service Center in Woodbridge. Had her ticket matched all six numbers, she would have won an estimated $216 million jackpot. Alas, she'll have to settle with $1 million.
Lottery officials also presented Sheetz with an oversized check representing the $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
A Sterling man bought a $1 million winning scratch off ticket in Annandale this past week as well. He accepted a one-time prize of more than $500,000
Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. They are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and live on www.valottery.com. For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.