Kansas Mega Millions Winner Remains Unknown

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Lottery officials say another $1
million ticket has been sold in northeast Kansas, this time to
someone who played Powerball.

The ticket is the second millionaire prize hit in the past week,
though Wednesday night's prize is dwarfed by the weekend Mega
Millions drawing.

Lottery officials say Thursday they are still waiting to hear
from the Kansas winner who shares the $656 million with winners in
Illinois and Maryland. Each winner will receive about $218 million.
Lottery winners in Kansas have up to a year to come forward to
claim their prize.

The Powerball winner's name hasn't been disclosed. Lottery
spokeswoman Cara Sloan-Ramos said the winner matched all five white balls to earn the $1 million prize under new rules. Previously the
prize was $200,000.


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