2007-01-25 14:36:03.887

Missouri Powerball Player Wins $254 Million; Largest Jackpot in Missouri

Story Photo One Powerball ticket sold in St. Louis matched all six numbers drawn in last night’s Powerball drawing to win the $254 million jackpot - the largest jackpot prize ever won in the Lottery’s 21-year history and the seventh-largest Powerball jackpot ever won. That ticket was sold at Dierbergs - Southroads, 12420 Tesson Ferry Road in St. Louis, and the winning numbers were: 9, 19, 29, 42, 53 and the Powerball number was 17.
"Players who buy their tickets at Dierbergs should check them closely," said Gary Gonder, director of communications for the Missouri Lottery. "If you find you have the winning ticket, sign the back of it and keep it in a safe place until you can take it to a Missouri Lottery office to claim."
The nearest office to the selling location is the St. Louis office, located at 1831 Craig Park Court in Westport. Offices are also located in Jefferson City, Springfield and Kansas City. Maps to each office can be found on the Contact Us page.
"Of the 31 Powerball members, Missouri still ranks second in terms of the number of jackpot winners with 25," Gonder said. "Since the Powerball game began in 1992, we’ve awarded $1.2 billion in Powerball jackpot prizes in Missouri alone."
The Missouri winner has the option to receive approximately $254 million in 30 payments over 29 years (annuity) before taxes, or he or she could select the cash option, which would be a lump-sum payment worth $120 million before taxes. If no choice is made in 60 days, the jackpot is automatically paid out in 30 payments.
Powerball winners in Missouri have exactly 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize. In this case, the winner has until July 23.
As a bonus for selling the jackpot prize, Dierbergs will receive $50,000.

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