9/12/2013 6:31 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - A Powerball ticket worth $1 million that was sold in Beckley became just another piece of paper Thursday night.
The winning ticket was sold in March at a Little General store on Robert C. Byrd Drive, according to West Virginia Lottery Director John C. Musgrave. The ticket matched five numbers but missed the Powerball. Whoever purchased the ticket had until 5 p.m. Thursday to claim the ticket at lottery headquarters in Charleston.
Hana Lilly, the manager of the Little General store that sold the ticket, said people have traveled from as far as Ohio to buy lottery tickets at the store. "They say normally it won't hit twice - it has, I've seen it different places," said Lilly.
Lester resident Deanna Bradford felt sorry that someone missed out on that much money. "It's probably someone who could really, really use it."
The Little General store's owner still get a $10,000 sales bonus, even though the ticket expired. You have 180 days to claim your winning ticket.