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Powerball: Four Erie and Niagara County Lottery players win big on Wednesday's drawing

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Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:15 am

$50,000 tickets sold in Buffalo, Getzville, Cheektowaga and Niagara Falls

In Wednesday's $1.58 billion, record-breaking Powerball jackpot, Lottery players in Erie and Niagara counties won $200,000 with four winning tickets sold for $50,000 each.

The Erie County tickets were sold at:

  • Prime Stop at 755 East Delavan Ave., Buffalo
  • Noco Express Shop at 1555 N. French Road, Getzville
  • Tops Markets at 3870 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga
  • The Niagara County ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven at 2620 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.

"While no one hit the jackpot prize, New Yorkers are vastly richer thanks to Wednesday's historic Powerball drawing," said Gardner Gurney, director of the Division of the Lottery. "From Montauk Point to Niagara Falls and from Plattsburgh to Jamestown, 2 million prizes totaling over $18.8 million were won in New York."
The Lottery encourages everyone who buys a New York Lottery draw game ticket to check their tickets again, as they could be holding a winner. Tickets expire one year after the game's drawing. 

The winners may claim the tickets at any one of the Lottery's customer service centers statewide, including the Buffalo office at 165 Genesee St., or at Hamburg Gaming at the Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave. To learn more about how to redeem a prize, click HERE.

This history-making Powerball jackpot skyrocketed sales statewide to $258.9 million for drawings leading up to and including Wednesday's record jackpot drawing. Since this Powerball jackpot began Nov. 7, New Yorkers buying Powerball tickets have contributed more than $90.63 million in aid to education.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to this jackpot, the largest Powerball jackpot was $590.5 million won in Florida in May 2013.

The New York Lottery continues to be North America's largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.11 billion in fiscal year 2014-15 to help support education in New York. The Lottery's contribution represents 14 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.

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