The owner of the last week still has not come forward.
The ticket, sold at the 7-Eleven at 201 S. Washington St., was one of nine $1 million winners nationally. John Hagerty, spokesman for Virginia Lottery, said it’s not uncommon for people to take their time coming forward to receive their prize.
“It’s still kind of early,” Hagerty said. “No one has contacted us yet. Winners will take a while before coming forward so they can get some financial advice first.”
One winner in Michigan won the big prize of $320 million. Hagerty said Virginia Lottery will announce the winner once they come forward. He said that could take days or weeks before they know whom the winner is.
Patrick Mims stopped by the 7-Eleven where the ticket was sold Monday for his coffee and picked up a couple tickets of his own. Mims, from Arlington, said he checked his tickets a few times hoping the numbers would match, but he didn’t have any luck. He said he hopes luck will come his way and one of his new tickets wins.
“I really could use that million bucks,” he said. “I’d pay off bills, buy a new truck and take a much-needed vacation.”
If you still haven’t checked your tickets yet, here are the winning numbers for the Powerball drawing from Aug. 15: 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and the Powerball was 21.