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2nd Powerball Winner Identified

Dec. 10, 2012

The holder of the second ticket worth half of a record US lottery jackpot has come forward to claim the prize, lottery officials said Friday.

The joint winner of the 587-million-dollar Powerball jackpot is a male in his 30s who lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona with his wife, the Arizona lottery announced at a press conference.

The lottery did not disclose the winner's name because he requested anonymity, but under the lottery rules in Arizona his name will eventually become public.

The jackpot was the largest in Powerball history and it was the second-largest lottery jackpot in US history.

The other ticket was bought by a 52-year-old mechanic from a small town in Missouri. He and his wife claimed their share of the jackpot on November 30, two days after the drawing.

Mark Hill, his wife, Cindy, an unemployed office manager, and their children were introduced at a lottery news conference in their hometown of Dearborn, Missouri. Both tickets had the winning numbers 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and a Powerball of 6.

Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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