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Powerball ticket sold in Va. worth $217 million

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RICHMOND -- One ticket matched all six numbers in the February 6 Powerball drawing. That ticket, which was bought in the Richmond metro area, is now worth an estimated $217 million.

The winning numbers were 5-27-36-38-41 and the Powerball number 12. 

Virginia Lottery officials will announce later today the location at which the winning ticket was purchased.

The winner has 180 days from the drawing to claim the prize. That person or persons will have a choice: Either take the full jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash option of approximately $136.4 million before taxes.

This is the second-largest jackpot ever won by a ticket bought in Virginia. The largest was $239 million, which was won by J. R. Triplett of Winchester in 2004, playing Mega Millions.

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