- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The most recent Powerball drawing produced five $50,000 winners in West Virginia.

State lottery officials say those tickets were sold in Wheeling, St. Albans, Spencer, Kenova and Wellsburg. Nearly 104,000 tickets sold in West Virginia won a prize of some sort in Saturday’s drawing.

Nobody won the $868 million jackpot, which is expected to grow to $1.4 billion for Wednesday night’s drawing. Three tickets won $2 million and 25 tickets won $1 million, but none of those were in West Virginia.

Sales in West Virginias have been brisk. Lottery officials say that during peak sales periods, West Virginia is seeing more than 10 Powerball transactions per second statewide.

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