Winning Powerball ticket bought in small Mo. town

Thursday, November 29, 2012 ~ Updated 11:06 AM

DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) -- It's likely that the purchase of the multimillion Powerball ticket is the biggest thing to happen in a long time in the northwest Missouri town where the lucky ticket was sold.

Missouri Lottery officials said Thursday that someone bought the ticket at a Trex Mart convenience store in Dearborn, a town of about 500 people. It sits about 35 miles north of Kansas City, mostly in Platte County, with a small sliver in Buchanan County.

Lottery officials were gathering Thursday morning at the Trex Mart to help handle what was expected to be a flood of media into the small town.

The winner, or winners, in Missouri will split the record $587.5 million jackpot with another winner in Arizona.

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