Powerball Jackpot Winner Bought Ticket In Small NW Missouri Town

Brian Kelly Twitter:@brpkelly

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-One of the two winning tickets in last night’s near record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot was sold in the small town of Dearborn, Missouri which is right off I-29 about halfway between Kansas City and St. Joseph.

It was sold at the Trex Mart on Highway Z.

According to census figures, Dearborn has fewer than 500 residents.

The other winning ticket was sold in Arizona. (Read More)

The Missouri winners has 180 days to claim the prize. They can select to get the prize in 30 payments over 29 years or in one lump-sum payment worth about $192.3 million before taxes. If no choice is made within 60 days, the jackpot will automatically be paid in 30 payments.   Trax Mart will receive a bonus check for $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Two $1 million winning tickets were also sold in Missouri.  One at a Casey’s store on Rangeline in Joplin, the other at a Sunfresh on NE Vivion Rd. in Kansas City.

Of two $1 million winning tickets sold in Illinois, one was bought in Fairmount, near Danville. The other was sold in the small town of Flanagan, northeast of Peoria.

The winning numbers are:  5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball is 6.

It’s the richest Powerball jackpot ever and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history.

Click here to go to the Powerball website.

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