29-year-old Mo. store clerk wins $258.5M Powerball

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Associated Press

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 7:07 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 29-year-old Missouri convenience store clerk has stepped forward as the winner the $258.5 million Powerball jackpot.

Chris Shaw was introduced at Missouri Lottery headquarters Thursday as the winner of the Powerball jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing.

Shaw bought the winning ticket Wednesday at the Break Time store where he works in the central Missouri town of Marshall.

Lottery officials say Shaw will have to choose between a one-time cash lump sum of nearly $125 million, or a 29-year, 30-installment annuity.

Break Time will receive $50,000 for selling the winning ticket. If Shaw chooses to take the lump sum amount, the state will receive $6 million in state income taxes.

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