Winner has yet to claim their prize
PHOENIX - The Arizona Lottery announced one of two winning Powerball tickets was sold in Fountain Hills, Ariz. It was a $10 Quick Pick Ticket. Since a single pick of six numbers costs $2, the winner got a ticket with five groups of numbers
The winning ticket was purchased at 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills, Ariz., the lottery announced Thursday.
Lottery officials say that ticket and another sold in Dearborn, Missouri – a small town north of Kansas City – both matched the numbers drawn for the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing. The holders of the two winning tickets will split the prize.
However, the lottery says "no information about the winner will be available at this time" because no one has come forward yet. The winner has 180 days to present the winning ticket to lottery officials, and can choose not to have his/her name revealed publicly, according to lottery communications director Karen Bach.
The winner of this ticket is the 11th person in Arizona to win the Powerball jackpot prize.
The jackpot is the largest in Powerball history, and had been growing since October 6, when it started at $40 million. The cash option would be $384.7 million, before taxes.