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$1 million ticket sold in Killdeer

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$1 million ticket sold in Killdeer
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Someone is holding Saturday's $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Killdeer.

The ticket was sold at Cenex Convenience Store, making it the largest ticket sold in North Dakota this year, according to a press release. The ticket matched all five white balls, making it worth $1 million, according to the release. No one had claimed it as of Monday afternoon.

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Lottery officials called the store at about 6:30 a.m. Monday to tell them the good news, Cenex cashier Jesse Sipe said. "No way," was her response. She added word of mouth is getting around town.

For security reasons, the Lottery cannot release what day the ticket was sold until it is claimed. It also won't disclose how many tickets were sold, Lottery Sales and Marketing Manager Kassondra Keller said.

"Usually with a big amount they'll do it rather quickly," she said of turning in a ticket. "We have some people who carry around a winning ticket for a week and don't even know it. It just depends on the winner."

Cenex cashier Salena Tomkins said she was pretty shocked that more people haven't been in to check their tickets.

She answered the phone call from the Lottery officials and she said with a laugh, "I wish it was me. It's a pretty cool deal."

Saturday's winning numbers are 6 - 22 - 34 - 43 - 45 - 23 and 2 is the Power Play, according to the lottery website, Cenex and the winning numbers hotline.

"If you have got tickets, we'd be happy to check them," Sipe said.

Cenex also sold a $10,000 Powerball ticket for the Feb. 9 draw.

"Every ticket sold has an equal chance of winning," Keller said. "It's all luck."

Jennifer McBride

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