It’s not quite the stratospheric $1.5 billion jackpot, but two $1 million Powerball tickets were sold at stores in North Texas.
One of the $1 million winning tickets was sold at a QuikTrip on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. The other was sold at a Horizon Convenience Store in Decatur. The winners picked five of the numbers drawn but not the Powerball number.
Craig Hestand, manager of the QuikTrip in Dallas, said he was unsure what his store’s take would be for selling the $1 million ticket. It has never sold a ticket with a prize that high, he said.
“I’m glad it’s over,” he added, saying that after a bit of excitement this morning, “it’s back to business as usual.”
Million-dollar winning tickets were also sold in Houston and Olmos Park outside San Antonio.
Three winning tickets of the record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in California, Tennessee and Florida, officials of the Multi-State Lottery Association said. The winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10.
Tickets were selling at a rate of $2,136 per second between 7 and 8 p.m. in Texas last night.
Names of the winners have not been disclosed.
Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The next jackpot drawing on Saturday is for $40 million.