1 of 2 jackpot tickets sold at KC-area Trex Mart

Updated at: 11/29/2012 9:35 AM
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(AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Lottery officials say one of the nation’s two Powerball jackpot winning tickets was sold at a convenience store near Kansas City.

A Missouri Lottery news release Thursday said it was sold at a Trex Mart in Dearborn, about 35 miles north of Kansas City.

The other winning ticket was sold in Arizona. The ticket holders will split a Powerball record $587.5 million jackpot. It wasn’t clear whether the winning tickets were bought by individuals or groups.

Shops that sell the winning Powerball ticket receive $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Two other Missouri stores sold $1 million winning lottery tickets Wednesday _ one in Kansas City and one in Joplin.

Wednesday’s winning ticket comes after a Marshall, Mo., man claimed the $258 million Powerball jackpot in 2010.

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