CLEVELAND — Ohio has a $261.6 million Powerball winner just weeks after the state joined the multistate lottery game.
The Ohio Lottery says the only ticket matching all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing was sold at a store in Sunbury, about 20 miles north of Columbus.
Lottery officials plan to present the Hub Carry Out with $100,000 Thursday morning for selling the winning ticket. Store owner Ralph Smith says it's the most exciting day in the history of the 61-year-old business. He hopes the winner is someone who needs the money.
The drawing's winning numbers were: 4-9-14-39-43. The Powerball was 38.
Ohio retailers sold their first Powerball tickets on April 16.
Powerball is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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