MARSHALL, Mo. (AP) -- An employee of a central Missouri convenience store may be the winner of the biggest lottery jackpot in state history.
The Lottery hasn't confirmed the identity of the winner of Wednesday's drawing, and a Lottery spokeswoman said it could take up to a day to verify the ticket.
But the general manager of the Break Time convenience store chain in Marshall, Mo., -- where the winning $258.5 million ticket was sold -- was doing a phone interview with The Associated Press Thursday when an employee came in and said he had the winning ticket.
Jackie Maxwell said the man is in his 20s and had worked at the store for only a couple of months.
Maxwell says lottery officials, who were at the store, checked the employee's ticket and left the store with him.
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