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Kansas citizens purchased $5.4 million in Powerball tickets

By The Mercury

TOPEKA — The Kansas Lottery is urging all players to check their Powerball tickets from last night’s drawing. Six tickets sold in Kansas for the record-breaking drawing are each worth $10,000 after matching four of the first five numbers, plus the Powerball, according to a press release from the Kansas Lottery.

The winning numbers in the much-anticipated drawing were 5-16-22-23-29 Powerball 6. Four of the $10,000 tickets were sold in northeast Kansas and two were sold in south central Kansas.

Kansans turned out in huge numbers to purchase their tickets in the hopes of hitting the record Powerball jackpot. The $587.5 million jackpot was captured by players in two states: Arizona and Missouri.

The final tally for Powerball tickets sold in Kansas for the Nov. 28 drawing was more than $5.4 million. That number easily surpassed the nearly $3.5 million tickets sold for the March 30 record Mega Millions drawing, in which a Franklin County resident claimed a third of a $656 million jackpot.Including the six $10,000 winners, there were a total of 84,088 Kansas winners in last night’s drawing.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is an estimated $40 million.

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