Who Won the Powerball Drawing? Missouri Ticket Has Winning Numbers
Reports say the two winning tickets for the half-billion-dollar jackpot were sold in Missouri and Arizona. Where was the Missouri ticket sold?
Did you buy a Powerball ticket for the $587.5 million jackpot?
And did you play the numbers 5, 23, 16, 22 and 29 with the Powerball of 6? Then we're looking for you.
Well, it turns out the ticket sold in Missouri was sold in the Kansas City area, according to the Missouri Lottery. Susan Goedde, lottery spokesman, told Patch that $28.8 million worth of Powerball tickets were sold in Missouri during this run, which started on Oct. 3.
"The Missouri ticket was sold in the Lottery’s Kansas City region, and the name of the actual store will be released later this morning," the lottery department said in a statement this morning. FOX2 tweeted this morning that the ticket was sold at a convenience store in Dearborn, MO, about 35 miles north of Kansas City.
The other winning ticket was sold in Arizona.
That's the news this morning after tickets sold on Wednesday at a rate of 130,000 tickets per minute around the country, according to an Associated Press report published on STLtoday.com.
The two winners each get about $293.75 million. Nearly 9 million players also won smaller prizes. An additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes, according to Powerball's website.
According to ABC News, this is the 27th Powerball win for Missouri, second in the country. Indiana is first with 38 wins. Arizona has had 10 Powerball jackpot wins in its history.
The lottery's statement said the Missouri winner has 180 days to claim the jackpot, which would be May 27. The winner can take the prize in 30 payments over 29 years or in one lump-sum payment.