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.