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No Jackpot, But $2 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Chicago Suburb

It may not be the $758.7 million jackpot, but someone in Illinois still won big in the Powerball. 

Game officials said someone in the state won the Match 5 Power Play for $2 million.

The ticket, which matched all five of the six numbers plus the PowerPlay number, was sold at Highland Liquors, located at 1619 E. Cass St. in Joliet. The store will receive a $20,000 bonus, or 1 percent of the prize, for selling the winning ticket.  

Other $2 million tickets were sold in Connecticut, Louisiana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Wednesday night's numbers were 7, 26, 16, 23, 06, and the powerplay number was 04 x4.

The winning ticket for the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot was sold at Pride Station & Store in Chicopee; lottery officials had initially incorrectly identified a different store in Watertown as the one that sold the winning ticket.

The jackpot is the second largest in U.S. history. Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre says the $758.7 million jackpot won by a ticket sold in Massachusetts is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history. It wasn't immediately clear if a winner came forward to claim the prize.

Almost one million additional players won prizes totaling more than $135 million, according to game officials. The jackpot now resets to $40 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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