If you're a Missourian who bought a Powerball ticket for the $580 million jackpot on Nov. 28, you should check your numbers.
Winning tickets were purchased by two separate people: one in Missouri and one in Arizona, according to the Powerball website. The Missouri ticket was sold in the Kansas City area, but the store name hasn't been announced yet.
In addition to the Powerball winner, two other Missouri tickets won someone millions. Two tickets sold in Missouri matched all of the white numbers, but not the Powerball number, leading to a $1 million payout each.
“It is so exciting to sell one of these Powerball tickets,” state May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery, in a news release. "Three millionaires in one night is a wonderful night.”
The two $1 million winning tickets were purchased from a Sunfresh grocery store in Kansas City and a Casey's General Store in Joplin.
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While only two people will divide the jackpot, a total of 8,924,125 people won Powerball prizes on Nov. 28, the website notes.
ABC News reported lottery officials expected to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute before the drawing. Despite the long odds for the big jackpot, the overall odds of winning a prize are considerably better at 1 in 55.
In an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, one St. Louis-area man is quoted as saying, “I’ve lost a lot of money on it. I could just throw it down the toilet, but I can dream just like the rest of them.”
The estimated jackpot for the next drawing sits at $40 million, with an estimated cashout value of $26.2 million.
Updated at 8:30 a.m. with more information about the winning tickets in Missouri.
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