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Powerball ticket sold in Kansas now worth $1 million

A customer waits in line to buy a Powerball ticket, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in North Andover, Mass. The Powerball jackpot climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.
A customer waits in line to buy a Powerball ticket, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in North Andover, Mass. The Powerball jackpot climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. Associated Press

Somebody who bought a Powerball ticket in northeast Kansas recently will be $1 million richer when they come forward.

According to the Powerball website, four lottery players matched five numbers correctly to win $1 million each in Wednesday night’s drawing. The winners bought their tickets in Kansas, New York, Texas and Massachusetts.

Kansas Lottery spokeswoman Sally Lunsford said in an e-mail that the winning ticket in Kansas was purchased in the northeast part of the state. It’s Kansas Lottery policy, Lunsford said, to not release the name of the store where a winning ticket was sold until the ticket is claimed.

A single ticket in Indiana matched all Powerball numbers correctly to win a jackpot of close to $435 million. According to news reports Thursday morning, the winning ticket was sold at a store in Lafayette, Ind.

The winning numbers drawn were 10-13-28-52-61 and the Powerball was 2. The jackpot was the seventh-largest in Powerball history.

A ticket now worth $2 million after Wednesday’s drawing was also sold in New Jersey, according to the Powerball site.

If the record-breaking Powerball jackpot has you dreaming of how you would spend the winnings — you are not alone. But where you live plays a big role in how much of the prize you would get to keep. (January 2016)

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath

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