RICHMOND, Ind. -- There was one winning ticket for the $314.3 million Powerball lottery prize, and it was sold in this city on the Indiana-Ohio state line, lottery officials said yesterday.
Lottery officials won't know who holds that ticket until someone comes forward, said Mark Sirkin, a spokesman for the Hoosier Lottery.
"We don't how many people -- if it's one person, or a hundred people -- is the winner. We have no idea." Sirkin said.
The ticket bearing the winning numbers -- 2, 8, 23, 29, 35, and the Powerball: 19 -- that were drawn Saturday night was sold at a Speedway convenience store.
The Hoosier Lottery's executive director, Kathryn A. Densborn, told reporters at the store some 70 miles east of Indianapolis that aside from the winning ticket, a ticket matching five of the six numbers was sold in the town of Munster and is worth $200,000.
"It's a big day in Indiana," Densborn said.
The Richmond store will receive $100,000 from the lottery for selling the ticket.
Powerball is played in Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, the Virgin Islands, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
Indiana leads the nation in Powerball winning jackpots at 34 since the first drawing in 1992, Sirkin said, according to Bloomberg news service.