A Powerball ticket worth $1 million bought in Springfield, Va., is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be cashed in.
The ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven at 6621 Rolling Road for Wednesday night's drawing. It ticket matched the first five numbers of the Powerball drawing (3, 7, 9, 26 and 54), missed only the Powerball number (19).
The winner has yet to come forward.
Whoever bought the winning ticket has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize, but Virginia Lottery officials advise that he or she immediately sign the back of the ticket to establish ownership.
This is the second time in a month that a winning Powerball ticket was sold in Northern Virginia. On Feb. 6, Megan McCormick of Alexandria won the $1 million prize from of a ticket she bought in Arlington.
Virginia is on a hot streak when it comes to making money off of Powerball tickets, lottery officials said. In the past 13 months, Virginia residents have won 11 $1 million prizes, a $2 prize and a $217 million jackpot.