Where’s the Winner? Lottery’s Powerball Error Adds Intrigue

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) -
A customer hands over money for a Powerball ticket in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A mistake by the Massachusetts State Lottery has injected a little extra drama into the massive $758.7 million Powerball drawing.

Lottery officials early Thursday corrected the site where the single winning ticket was sold to Chicopee, in western Massachusetts. Overnight, they had announced the winning ticket was sold at a shop in Watertown, just outside Boston.

But shortly before 8 a.m., the lottery said it had made a mistake, and confirmed that the winning ticket was sold across the state at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee.

The lottery did not say how the error was made.

It said the store in Watertown did sell a ticket that won a $1-million prize.

Reporters had descended on the store hours before it opened around 6:30 a.m.