Lottery officials say Powerball winner still unknown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Lottery officials say the owner
of a $128.6 million Powerball ticket has still not come forward.

But lottery spokesman Chip Polston says in a statement Tuesday
that officials have been contacted by lawyers representing a
"person or persons" who claim to have the winning ticket. Polston
says lottery officials have not validated the ticket, but
information provided by the attorneys "is consistent with what
would appear on the winning ticket."

The statement says the ticket is being held in a secure location
while the owner decides "how best to move forward."

The ticket was sold at a ProTravel Marathon in Georgetown, Ky.,
about 65 miles east of Louisville.

The Powerball drawing was Saturday night. The winning numbers
were: 32-36-37-41-53 and Powerball 30.

Prior to this jackpot, the largest ever won in Kentucky was
$89.3 million in 1996.

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