$96.5 million winning Powerball ticket sold at Bridgeton gas station

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UPDATE: A  St. Charles couple has come forward with the winning $96.5 million ticket in the March 22 drawing of the multistate Powerball game. The Missouri Lottery identified John and Susan Brands as the lucky winners.  The Brands are already making plans to visit New Zealand and buy new cars.

BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – First we got word that the $96.5 million winning Powerball ticket from the March 22 drawing was sold in Missouri. Now we have learned that ticket was sold at a Mobil gas station in Bridgeton, Missouri.

The Bridgeton Mobil at 12239 Natural Bridge Road will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the jackpot ticket.

Missouri Lottery officials say no one has stepped forward yet with the winning ticket. They have until September 18 to claim their prize.

This is Missouri’s sixth-largest prize.

The winning numbers from the drawing were: 13, 28, 31, 55, 58 and the Powerball number was 15.

The gas station has been swamped since the news broke Wednesday.

Regular customers seemed to think the “hot streak” would continue.

“When I came in I was like, `wow, that`s when it was right at $100 million`. So I’m like, `wow, you mean somebody bought that [here]?`” said Kevin Riley, as he bought more tickets. ”Whatever is meant for you you’re going to get. I don’t believe in luck. I believe, hey, if something’s meant for you, you’ll get it.”

“To hit here like this, to be that close. It ran off of that machine. It`s thrilling. I bought $25 worth tonight,” said customer, Ken Gries.

The winner can take the full amount over 30 years or a lump sum estimated at about $55-million before taxes.

Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot was worth $40 million.

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