Missouri winner to be named today
DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) -- Lottery officials in Missouri are planning to identify the winner of half of Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot at a news conference this morning.
The person who bought the ticket at a Missouri convenience store will split the jackpot with a lucky ticket-holder in Arizona. Each would get about $192 million in a lump sum, before taxes.
There's a lot of excitement in the Missouri community of Dearborn, where the ticket was purchased.
One man who bought his ticket at the same convenience store says he made an extra trip back to his mother's home to make sure that the ticket he left on her counter wasn't, in fact, the winner.
The store owner says the winner might not be a local resident, since the store is located along a busy highway connecting Kansas City to the Canadian border. He says it might be a truck driver.
The Arizona winner has yet to come forward.