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Sales soar for Powerball tickets in Menomonie, two winning tickets sold in the city


Menomonie (WQOW) - The Powerball jackpot has soared to unprecedented heights and if you are looking for the winning numbers, there is a chance you might find them in Menomonie.

Just last week two people in Menomonie won $50,000 in Powerball drawings. That's the prize for matching all but one of the regular numbers, plus the Powerball.  One of the tickets was purchased at Superamerica on North Broadway in Menomonie, while the other was at Bob and Steve's BP. The jackpot has now reached $1.3 billion and many people have been trying to get in on the Menomonie magic.

Diane Jensen works at Bob and Steve's.  She says selling a winning ticket was a big deal for her, too: "I would always hope that I could sell one to someone else that they could win some money. That's been on my bucket list for a long time." She also says business has been up because of all the excitement surrounding the enormous jackpot.

The next drawing for the Powerball is Wednesday night 1/13. The odds of winning the Jackpot are about 1 in 292,000,000. But your odds of winning the $50,000 prize are considerably better: 1 in 913,000.  If you match all of the regular numbers, but miss the Powerball, the prize if $1 million.  Odds of winning that are 1 in 11,688,000.

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