Not everyone who bought a Powerball ticket in Kansas woke up unhappy Thursday.
Even though no tickets sold in this part of the country matched the numbers drawn Wednesday night for the record $1.5 billion jackpot, some Midwest buyers are holding tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars — or even $1 million.
Two $1 million tickets were sold in Kansas. One was purchased in southwest Kansas and one in south-central Kansas.
In addition, seven tickets worth $50,000 each were sold in Kansas, including three in the northeast part of the state.
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Missouri did not sell any $1 million tickets, according to the Powerball website.
Getting information from the Missouri lottery website proved more difficult Thursday morning.
“Molottery.com is currently experiencing heavy traffic,” the website says. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
Three tickets — sold in California, Tennessee and Florida — matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night. Those ticket-holders will split the record $1.5 billion jackpot.