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Lottery: Someone hit $258.5 million Powerball Wednesday night


Powerball finally hit its $258.5 million jackpot, and it wasn't here.

The winning ticket was sold in Missouri, and is the first time since March 13 someone hit all the numbers. The winning numbers were 11-34-41-49-55. The Powerball was 20. The Powerball folks had projected the jackpot to be $252 million-plus, and a runup of last-minute ticket sales pushed it to $258.5, they say. It had rolled over 10 times since March 17.

It was sold at at a convenience store called Break Time in Marshall, home of Missouri Valley College.

The next drawing is Saturday, and the jackpot will be for only $20 million.

Meanwhile, the Florida Lotto had no winner Wednesday night, and that jackpot will go up to $4 million on Saturday. The winning numbers were: 14-22-27-49-50-52.

Webcasts of Florida Lottery drawings are available on the Lottery's Web site at You may also sign up for SMS text alerts of the winning numbers by sending the keyword LOTTO to 23539.

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NICK SORTAL began playing 3-card "gut" and "Indian poker" on high school band trips, moved on to "night baseball" and "pass the trash" during a Dr. Pepper-infused midnight game in the 1980s at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and now play in a regular neighborhood Hold 'Em game in Plantation. I have been given the assignment of writing about the gambling life in South Florida casinos for the Sun-Sentinel...which means sitting around watching poker on TV now counts as research.
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