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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two co-workers at a suburban St. Louis print business are sharing a $1 million Powerball jackpot prize.

The Missouri Lottery says 48-year-old Dawn Cortes of Edwardsville, Ill., and 60-year-old Jerry Marcum of Arnold, Mo., both work at ROI Print Solutions in Earth City, Mo. They have been pooling their money for years to buy lottery tickets.

A Powerball ticket purchased for the Oct. 19 drawing was a $1 million winner after matching all five white-ball numbers 9, 33, 54, 57 and 5.

Cortes purchased the ticket at the Earth City MotoMart, then she forgot about it and went on vacation in Branson. Marcum called her there with the good news.

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