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November 29, 2012

Powerball Jackpot Hit

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Two tickets – one in Missouri and one in Arizona – matched all six numbers drawn in last night’s record Powerball drawing to share the $587.5 million jackpot.  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.

“It is so exciting to sell one of these Powerball tickets,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery.  “In addition, we sold two tickets that matched all five white balls, which means they each win $1 million. Three millionaires in one night is a wonderful night!”

The $1 million winning tickets were sold at:  Casey’s General Store, 4800 S. Rangeline in Joplin; and Sunfresh, 2415 N.E. Vivion Road in Kansas City.

Reardon noted that Missouri has had the second most Powerball jackpot winners, behind Indiana.

“With last night’s jackpot winner, we are up to 27,” said Reardon.

If you find you hold the winning ticket, be sure to sign the back, put it in a safe place and seek legal and financial advice. 

“We want winners to take their time and think through this clearly,” Reardon said.  “We don’t want them to feel rushed.”

The winning numbers from last night’s Powerball drawing are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, and the Powerball was 6.

The Missouri winner has 180 days to claim this prize, which would be May 27, 2013.  The winner can select to get the jackpot prize in 30 payments over 29 years (annuity) or in one lump-sum payment.  If no choice is made in 60 days, the jackpot is automatically paid in 30 payments.

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