Posted: Jun 3, 2010 8:16 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Jun 3, 2010 8:16 AM
Ohio has a $261.6 million Powerball winner less than two months after the state joined the multistate lottery game.
The Ohio Lottery says the only winning ticket matching all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing was sold at a store in Sunbury, about 20 miles north of Columbus in central Ohio. Lottery officials planned to present the Hub Carry Out & Deli with a check for $100,000 Thursday morning for selling the winning ticket.
Clerk Rose Ong says it's a "wonderful" feeling and says the store doesn't know who the winner is. Ohio retailers sold their very first Powerball tickets April 16.
The drawing's winning numbers were: 4-9-14-39-43. Three tickets in Colorado won $10,000.
The Powerball was 38. Powerball is played in 42 states, including Colorado.