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20 Columbus police officers hold $1 million Powerball ticket

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A group of about 20 Columbus police officers are holding a $1 million ticket sold during the Powerball drawing.

Ohio Lottery Commission spokeswoman Sandra Neal told the Columbus Dispatch for its Thursday edition (http://bit.ly/RleiKj ) that the winners have not come forward yet.

Jim Gilbert, president of the local Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City Lodge No. 9, confirmed to the paper that a group of about 20 officers were among the winners.

More than 300,000 Ohioans won some cash, with a Cleveland gas station selling a $2 million ticket and 17 people winning a $10,000 prize.

Lottery officials say two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot were sold in Arizona and Missouri.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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