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2 Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In Allegheny County

By David Highfield
(Credit: KDKA)

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DUQUESNE (KDKA) — While the ticket worth $95 million dollars in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing was sold in Arizona, this area had two winning tickets as well.

Two tickets worth $200,000 each were sold at stores only miles apart.

One was sold at Puff Discount Tobacco in Braddock Hills – the other at the 7-Eleven in Duquesne.

Both players matched the five white balls, 05-10-11-12-20, but neither got the red Powerball 02.

“I was joking around with him, ‘Yeah this is going to be the winner ‘cause I printed it!’” said Aleecia Kitonis, who works at the 7-Eleven store and thinks she knows who bought the winning ticket there.

She says he’s a regular customer who came in to tell her boss that he had won earlier today.

“He wanted to win so he could have a nice Christmas,” she said.

The owner of each store will get $500 for selling winning tickets, and while the tickets are worth $200,000, the federal government gets 25 percent in taxes.