Speedy Mart of Arnoldsburg is one of the top sellers of lottery tickets in the area with
sales of $217,348, with a Go-Mart in Clay slightly less.|
Roane County, which has eight stores, sold $817,225. Calhoun establishments had
relatively higher sales because there are fewer participants.
Lottery sales, when averaged per person, per year, showed Calhoun at $50. Roane,
$54; Clay $38; Gilmer, $44; Wirt, $36; Kanawha ,$82.
Not counting video lottery, lottery sales in West Virginia declined by $6 million.
Meanwhile, No one matched all the numbers for the $200
million Powerball prize Wednesday night, which
means the jackpot for Saturday's game rises to
an estimated 280 million dollars.
The Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association
says there will have to be a double-check to
confirm the results, but preliminary results show
nobody hit all six numbers.
Still, more than a
million people will get prizes for matching some
of the winning numbers.
There were two $100,ooo tickets sold
in West Virginia. Tickets sold at the Pantry Store in
Parkersburg and at the Newell Citgo matched
the first five numbers, but not the Powerball
West Virginia sales for the lottery game, which
is played in 21 states and the District of Columbia,
were nearly eight million dollars.