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A Week Later, $1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Wheeling Still Not Claimed

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The person who won $1 million on the Powerball ticket purchased at the Wheeling Island Firehouse Marathon has still not claimed their prize.

It's been nearly a week and employees say they have no idea who it is. Whoever the winner is though, they'll need to decide whether to take their winnings in a lump sum, or payments. Daniel Young with Edward Jones Investments in Bethlehem said that's where the winner will need some professional help.

(Original Story: $1 Million Powerball Winning Ticket Sold in Wheeling)

Young said the lump sum would give them more bang for their investment buck, but annuity payments have some advantages, too. He said the first step is to consult a lawyer and a tax expert, who can help in the decision, and then for a long-term strategy, you could consult an investment professional. But, he said to find out how they charge, and how much, and for what services.