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Notes: The $1 million winning Powerball ticket was bought in Alexandria

Good Friday morning, Alexandria!

☀️ Today’s weather: The forecast predicts a sunny day with a high temperature near 70 degrees, accompanied by a gentle northeast wind at 5 to 7 mph. As nighttime approaches, expect an increase in cloudiness and a low temperature around 51 degrees, with a light east wind.

🚨 You need to know

Winning announcement by the Virginia Lottery (image via Virginia Lottery/Facebook)

Wishing a very happy Friday to one particular Alexandrian, who hopefully remembers their favorite local news organization now that they’re flush with cash from a $1 million winning Powerball ticket.

The $1 million winning ticket was bought online by a player in Alexandria using the Virginia Lottery app.

Five $50,000 winning tickets were also bought at locations in Midlothian, Williamsburg, Chesapeake and Arlington.

Image via Virginia Lottery/Facebook

📈 Thursday’s most read

The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Oct 12, 2023.

  1. City staff reflect on one of Alexandria’s most bizarre and troubled transportation projects (3580 views)
  2. Alexandria Mayor says city spent $1.8 million on stream restoration projects with nothing to show for it (3365 views)

🗞 Other local coverage

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.

Recent Stories

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria. Just days after Alexandria’s City Council voted unanimously to ditch single-family-only zoning, Mayor Justin Wilson announced that he would not be running for…

The days of digging through archives by address to find a historical report on a building in Alexandria could, themselves, be a thing of the past. Anyone can now easily…

Friends of Guest House needs pajamas and cozy socks for their female residents who are transitioning back to the community from prison. Realtor Maureen Clyne started the annual effort four years ago…

Just Listed in Alexandria

A 4 BD/2.5 BA home with a gas fireplace, patio and a large landscaped yard is included in Just Listed.

Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!

This show is 21+ only.


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Unwrap the magic of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday all weekend at Current Boutique! Dive into luxury with exclusive deals on pre-loved designer treasures, celebrating sustainable fashion with every purchase. Whether in-store or online, indulge in guilt-free glamour and support local businesses. ✨🛍️👗

💥 Sale: 25% off everything & 50% off tall boots

📅 Date: Friday November 24 – Sunday November 26

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Christmas Through The Ages

Christmas Through The Ages – Join the Washington Men’s Camerata, and Guest Director Scott Tucker for a program of Christmas and holiday music spanning the centuries through today, featuring the music of Bach, Lauridsen, Abbie Betinis, and many others.


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