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Associated Press, Published May 28 2009

Powerball ticket worth $232M sold in Winner, SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Powerball jackpot ticket worth $232 million was sold in the South Dakota town of Winner.

State lottery officials say the owner has yet to come forward but they plan to hold a news conference Thursday morning in Pierre (PEER) to offer details.

They say it’s the ninth-largest Powerball jackpot ever.

Out of the millions of tickets sold for Wednesday night’s drawing, only one matched all six winning numbers: five, six, twelve, 16 and 21. The Powerball was seven.

A dozen players came close to the big money by matching five numbers. They’re worth at least $200,000 and were sold in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

Powerball is played in 30 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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