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Associated Press, Published August 11 2011

Powerball ticket purchased in Minn. worth $229 million

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Minnesota is suddenly very rich.

The state lottery says a ticket sold in Dakota County for Wednesday night's drawing hit the jackpot of nearly $229 million. Minnesota acting lottery director Jenny Canfield says it's the largest jackpot ever won in Minnesota.

The winner or winners have the option of taking about $123 million in cash now. That's about $84 million after taxes. If not, the jackpot is paid over 30 years.

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night are 11, 18, 36, 41, 46 and the Powerball is 38.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.