Winning Ticket In MO Purchased In Town Of 500

By: Melanie Bloom Email
By: Melanie Bloom Email

The Missouri Lottery said on Thursday that their winning Powerball ticket was sold in a town of less than 500 people. It is located about 35 miles north of Kansas City.

The ticket was sold in Dearborn. The 2010 census said that 496 people lived in that town.

The winning ticket was sold in a gas station called a Trex Mart that is located at 17605 Highway Z.

The Powerball ticket sold in Dearborn matched all six Powerball numbers drawn to win half of the $587.5 million jackpot.

At $293.7 million, this is the largest jackpot prize ever won in Missouri and the second-largest Powerball jackpot awarded nationwide.

The winning numbers were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, and the Powerball number was 6.

The Missouri winner has 180 days to claim this prize, which in this case is May 27, 2013.

The winner can select to get the jackpot prize in 30 payments over 29 years or in one lump-sum payment worth approximately $192.3 million before taxes.

If no choice is made in 60 days, the jackpot is automatically paid in 30 payments.

Trex Mart will also receive a bonus check for $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The other winning Powerball ticket was sold in Arizona. Arizona Lottery officials said it was sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix.

The Arizona ticket was sold at a 4 Sons Food Store in the city of Fountain Hills.

Lottery officials say no one has come forward to claim the prizes, and it wasn't clear Thursday whether the winning tickets were purchased by individuals or groups.

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