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$254 million Powerball ticket was sold in south County



St. Louis, MO – Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in south St. Louis County has won $254 million.

Four of the six numbers that came up Wednesday night are prime numbers, and whoever holds the prime ticket will take home the largest Powerball jackpot ever drawn in Missouri.

The pot has been growing since November, the last time all numbers were matched.

The winner has not come forward yet, but officials know the ticket was sold at the Dierbergs grocery store on Tesson Ferry Road in south St. Louis County.

It's the largest prize in the Missouri Lottery's 21-year history and the seventh-largest Powerball jackpot ever.

The winner has the option to collect the $254 million in 30 payments over 29 years before taxes or to take a lump-sum payment worth $114 million before taxes.

Powerball officials also say 23 tickets matched five of the six numbers, which will mean a payout of at least $200,000 each.

The big win comes nine months after 13 state workers in St. Louis won what was at that time Missouri's biggest Powerball jackpot ever, $224 million.

The winning numbers were: 9, 19, 29, 42, 53, with a Powerball of 17.

Dierbergs, for its part, will receive $50,000.


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