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Local store sells $1M lottery ticket

A Powerball ticket bought in a supermarket here was one number off from a share of a $425 million jackpot, but the New Carlisle ticket still carries a $1 million prize.

Lottery officials said the ticket was sold at the Community Markets store, 610 McAdams Drive. The supermarket was recently remodeled and renamed.

The auto-pick ticket matched five numbers in Wednesday’s drawing.

The winning ticket holder has not come forward yet.

James Huggins, manager of Community Markets said he was anxious to find out who won the $1 million prize.

“I want to see if it’s a regular customer a regular lottery player. We get a lot of those around here,” he said.

Huggins said that several regular customers of the story “buy constantly and buy the same numbers.”

Huggins learned about the ticket from a friend who called to say he heard it on the radio.

“I think it’s great for somebody. I mean I’m sure somebody around here could use that money,” said Gary Crank, of New Carlisle, said Thursday.

Crank said he’s been buying tickets and shopping at the business for years.

“I do wish it was me, but I’m happy for the person who did win it,” he said.

The jackpot winning ticket worth $425 million was sold at a convenience store in central California, and that winner has yet to come forward either.

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34.

Tim Wells, a New Carlisle resident, said he is a life-long scratch-off lottery player who said he might just play the Powerball game next time.

“I’m pretty sure,” he said. “Yeah, I would love to win that.

“It’s not me. I wish it was.”

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