A $2 million winning Powerball with Power Play ticket was sold in Havre for the Aug. 31 draw and is the Montana Lottery’s biggest winner since 2010, when the $48.5 million Powerball jackpot was won in Helena.

The ticket matched five of five white balls with the Power Play option to win $2 million. The winning numbers were 2, 7, 25, 40 and 56 and the Powerball was 20.

The winning ticket was sold at the Holiday Station store located at 200 W. First St. in Havre. It is the first ticket in Montana to win the Match 5 with Power Play prize since July 6, 2011. The last winner was Bob Whitfield of Red Cliff, Alberta, with a ticket sold in Sweet Grass at Ammex Duty Free.

Additionally, it is also the first Powerball ticket in Montana to win $2 million since the Powerball game changed in January 2012. Before the game changed, the win for Match 5 would have only been $1 million.

Nationally, this win was one of two tickets from the Aug. 31 draw to win $2 million. The other win was in Texas.

At this time, the Lottery has not heard from anyone who claims to have the winning ticket. Lottery players should remember to sign their tickets after purchase to establish ownership.

The current Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is estimated at $169 million.

The deadline to buy Powerball tickets is 8 p.m. Wednesday, and the cost is $2 for a ticket. Tickets may be purchased from any Lottery retailer, of which there are more than 800. Visit www.montanalottery.com to locate a retailer.

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