Ohio, Kentucky lottery tickets get some Powerball money
9:46 AM, Nov 29, 2012
9:51 AM, Nov 29, 2012
The big winners in Wednesday night's record-breaking Powerball drawing might have been in Arizona and Missouri, but some lucky people in Ohio and Kentucky will get part of the cash.
The Ohio Lottery said a $2 million winning lottery ticket for Wednesday's massive Powerball drawing was sold at a gas station on Cleveland's west side.
According to the lottery, the ticket was sold at the BP Station on West 117th Street just off Interstate 90.
The winner matched five of five numbers, but did not get the Powerball. But the winner paid extra for the powerplay option, doubling the winnings from $1 million to $2 million.
There was also a $1 million winner in Columbus. That person also matched all five numbers, but declined the powerplay option
Also, a ticket was sold in Kentucky that matched all five of the white balls drawn but not the Powerball. The ticket is worth $1 million.
The ticket was sold at a retailer in Prospect, located just outside of Louisville.
"Our security staff is currently performing a review of the terminal at the location where the winning ticket was sold," said Chip Polston, a Kentucky Lottery spokesman. "Once this security review is completed, we'll release the name of the retailer."
The record-breaking Powerball jackpot was $587.5 million.
Winning numbers were 05, 16, 22, 23, 29, and a Powerball of 6.
(Mike Waterhouse of WEWS-TV in Cleveland contributed to this report.)