Powerball Winners Bob and Patty MacZura of Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania received their Powerball lottery jackpot of $18.7 million at a ceremony presided over by Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue, Gregory C. Fajt at Lottery Headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County.
The MacZura’s were the sole winners of the 16th March 2005 Powerball lotto draw. They bought their Powerball Quick Pick tickets containing their winning Powerball numbers from Sunoco A-Plus, 19090 Perry Highway, Mars, Butler County; the store will receive $100,000 for selling the Powerball jackpot winning ticket. The results for the draw revealed the winning numbers were 11, 19, 25, 38, 50, and a Powerball of 35.
Gregory Fajt said, “The MacZura’s weren’t the only winners in the 16th March Powerball lotto drawing. Pennsylvania’s older residents benefit every day from programmes funded by lottery proceeds. Programmes such as PACE and PACENET prescription programmes, property tax and rent rebates and free and reduced fare transit.
“More than $3.8 million worth of Powerball tickets were sold in Pennsylvania for the three-draw run leading to the March 16th jackpot, contributing more than $1.3 million to programmes aiding older Pennsylvanians.”
Bob MacZura, aged 44, learnt that he had the winning Powerball numbers and had bagged the Powerball lottery jackpot when he received an email notification of the lottery results directly from the Pennsylania lottery. Stories of Powerball winners often talk of the winners checking their numbers over and over again – the MacZura’s are no exception.
“He was carrying the winning number printout when he delivered the good news to me and the paper was shaking,” Patti said. “When I tried to purchase lottery tickets the next day at Sunoco A-Plus, where we bought our winning jackpot ticket, they said their terminal was unable to sell: it was being checked. That’s when I thought to myself, ‘Yep, this is where it (the winning Powerball jackpot ticket) was sold.”
The MacZura’s opted for a cash payout and will receive $10,166.550.04 for their Powerball lottery jackpot.
They did not discuss what they wanted to do with their money and have asked that their privacy be respected.