Check your numbers: $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Searcy | News
SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) -- The second largest Powerball jackpot in history stands at $550 million and will be up for grabs in this Saturday's Powerball drawing, but a few lucky winners have already scored $1 million from last night's drawing. One of those winners just so happened to buy their ticket right here in Arkansas.
"It's kind of like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory almost. I don't know. It's cool," said Sean Cannon, an attendant at Crossroads Express II in Searcy.
Cannon said he knew nothing about his store selling a $1 million dollar ticket until he answered the phone when THV11 called.
"I pick up the phone, and I was like 'Wait a second. This is Channel 11 calling about a $1 million ticket! No way! Yeah, I guess we sold it!,'" said Cannon.
But, who bought that million dollar Powerball ticket still remains a mystery. Scott Darby, a regular customer at Crossroads Express said unfortunately it wasn't him.
"They asked me when I came in a little bit ago because I come here quite a bit, but it wasn't me. You meet people who've won $20,000 three times, you know, but never me," said Darby.
"We know that it was sold yesterday, we believe, and other than that, we don't know who it is, [or] who sold it, so we're still kind of anxious about that. It's kind of exciting. We're looking forward to finding that out," said Cannon.
When they do, Cannon hopes the lucky winner will share their luck with Crossroads Express.
"There is always the customer who will come in and say 'Hey, if I win, I'll give you so much,' so it would be nice to have someone actually stick to that and make the pockets lined a little easier, but if not, enjoy the winnings," said Cannon.
Cannon and his co-workers said the winner could be anyone from a regular customer to a truck driver just passing through. Whoever it is, the lottery commission said they still have not claimed their million dollar winnings, so they are asking anyone who bought a ticket from Crossroads Express on Wednesday to check those numbers. You could be a millionaire.
The next Powerball drawing will be this Saturday night at 9:59 with a jackpot of $550 million. That's $350.1 million in cash.
The winning Powerball numbers from Wednesday are:
2 - 11- 26 - 24 - 41 Powerball: 32