Texan claims $202M lottery prize sold in St. Louis - KMOV.com

Texan claims $202M lottery prize sold in St. Louis

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By Dan Mueller By Dan Mueller

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Dallas, Texas woman has claimed a $202.6 million Powerball jackpot prize after buying the winning ticket at a St. Louis newsstand.

Missouri Lottery officials said Monday that Marilyn Boldon came forward after buying the prize ticket at Gateway Newstand in Union Station. The store's owner will receive $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Spokeswoman Susan Goedde says Boldon declined to give further details on herself, including why she was in St. Louis to buy the ticket.

Boldon can choose to either take a lump sum of roughly $126.5 million before taxes or instead opt for 30 smaller, annual payments.

Missouri has sold 30 Powerball-winning tickets, second only to Indiana among the 44 states that participate in the national lottery game.

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