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Store location of winning $128.6 million Powerball ticket released

By: Cheryl Glassford Email
By: Cheryl Glassford Email

Kentucky Lottery officials have released the location of where the winning $128.6 million Powerball ticket was sold.

It was sold at the ProTravel Marathon on Success Drive in Georgetown.

So far, the winner of Saturday's winning ticket hasn't come forward.

"I'm really happy," said store owner Jack Zakir.

Zakir has made it a point to get to know his customers during his five years in business in Georgetown.

"They are not only my customers, they are all my friends," Zakir said.

So when he learned one of them won a record-breaking $128.6 million Powerball Jackpot, he was shocked and excited.

The ticket was sold some time last week - they can only guess what day, for now.

Zakir says his cashier must have 'lucky hands.'

"I feel great for whoever won the prize, and I hope its going to help him really good," said cashier Kazi Hossain.

Zakir and his employees were so curious as to who the winner might be, they even looked at their surveillance video. But there was something wrong with the tape, and it didn't catch the purchase on camera.

Zakir hopes all of this will bring him more business.

"This is a lucky machine," he said, "so people ought to come and buy some more tickets."

He's trying to figure out what to do with his share of the jackpot - which he says will be around $89,000. He hopes to take a trip, and spend most of it helping to run his store.

The winning numbers are: 32, 26, 37, 41, 53 and a Powerball of 30.

The last Powerball winner in Kentucky was in December 2007, when a Bullitt County man claimed a $33.6 million jackpot.

The largest jackpot won prior to this drawing in Kentucky was $89.3 million awarded in January 1996.


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