DEARBORN, Mo. — Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket holder — and another in Arizona — remained a mystery, even as neighbors and co-workers lamented their losses and gossiped about who may have won.
The tickets were sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix, Ariz., and at a gas station in Dearborn, Mo., just off Interstate 29, the highway linking Kansas City to the Canadian border.
Missouri lottery officials said they verified a ticket that was presented to them Thursday and set a news conference today at a high school near where the ticket was purchased.
Lottery Chief Operations Officer Gary Gonder couldn’t provide any details, including whether the ticket was bought by someone from Missouri.