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$1.6 million Powerball ticket sold in Siskiyou County

Published On: Sep 04 2014 01:21:53 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2014 01:22:32 PM CDT
DORRIS, Calif. -

A Powerball ticket worth $1,651,860 was sold in the small Siskiyou County town of Dorris.  As of Thursday morning, the winner had not come forward.

According to a news release from the California Lottery, the ticket correctly matched Wednesday's numbers 43, 2, 51, 45, and 16, missing only the Powerball number of 35.

The winning ticket was purchased at Lane's Market, at 109 South Pine Street in Dorris. Lane's Market is a winner as well picking up a bonus of $8,259, or one half of one percent of the winning amount just for selling the winning ticket.

There is a lot of buzz about the win in the town of only 900 people about who may be the winner. "It's kind of a big surprise. It is great to see a small town get a big win like this," employee Justin Lane told the California Lottery. Lane said that his family owns and operates the market which is just three miles south of the Oregon border, and that this is the first big winning lottery ticket their market has sold.

The California Lottery reminds the winner from last night's draw to sign the back of their ticket, keep it in a safe place and visit any of the nine Lottery District Offices as soon as possible.
Powerball is a multistate game played in California (and 43 other states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m.