April 7, 2011

Powerball Ticket Sold

A Powerball ticket worth $221.7 million was sold at the Cirkle K Convenience Store at 820 Eastern Blvd. in Clarksville, a Hoosier Lottery spokeswoman confirmed Thursday morning.

The ticket was purchased between Sunday morning and 9:49 p.m. Wednesday and was drawn Wednesday night.

Referring to the sale of the winning ticket from the store at which he often shops, Michael DeJaynes, 27, said, “I think it’s awesome. I wish it was me.”

He often buys lottery tickets at the store, said DeJaynes, who lives nearby, but he didn’t buy one for the latest Powerball.

Beulah Ryan, 74, who also was shopping at the Circle K that sold the winning ticket, said she bought two Powerball tickets this week but didn’t have a winner.

“I enjoy playing,” said Ryan, even if she didn’t win.

Lottery spokeswoman Megan Wright said the winner had not come forward as of Thursday morning.

The winning ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn Wednesday night. Those numbers were 10, 18, 41, 55, 56 and the Powerball, 15.

The holder of this ticket may choose to take payment of $221.7 million as a 30 year annuity or in a lump sum of $111.7 million before taxes, the Hoosier Lottery said in a release.It reminded people who may have bought their tickets at the store to check them carefully and to sign the backs of the tickets.

Circle K will receive $100,000 for selling the winning ticket, Wright said.The Clarksville win marks the 37th time a Hoosier Lottery retailer has sold a Powerball jackpot-winning ticket, and Indiana leads the nation in Powerball jackpot wins.

Another ticket sold in Washington, Ind., in Daviess County matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball number in last night’s drawing and is worth $200,000. That ticket was purchased from a BP Food Mart at 2500 Ind. 57 South.

Odds of winning the jackpot are one in more than 195 million, according to the Hoosier Lottery.

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