A Dearborn, Mo. couple has won a Powerball jackpot estimated at $588 million, according to an AP report in the Star Tribune and the Kansas City Star.
Missouri lottery officials officially announced Mark and Cindy Hill as one of two winners of the record jackpot at a press conference Friday, according to both sources. The Hills, who chose to take their winnings in a lump sum, will collect about $136 million after taxes, according to the AP report.
The Hills will split the jackpot with an unknown winner in Arizona who hasn't come forward yet, according to both reports.
Mark Hill bought the winning ticket at a Trex Mart gas station and convenience store at the edge of Dearborn, according to both reports. The store will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Many in Dearborn, a town of 500 about 40 miles north of Kansas City, knew on Thursday that the Hills had won, according to both reports.
The $588 million dollar jackpot, the largest Powerball jackpot ever, had set of a frenzy of ticket sales throughout the country. In the hours before Wednesday's drawing, tickets were being sold at a rate of 130,000 a minute, according to both reports.