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Powerball winner to be revealed today

February 22, 2006

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— Nebraska Lottery officials say the winner - or winners - of the record $365 million Powerball jackpot will be revealed today.

Lottery officials scheduled a news conference for 10:30 a.m. at Lincoln's Cornhusker Hotel.

The winning ticket in Saturday's drawing was sold in Lincoln. It was the biggest jackpot on record for any U.S. lottery.

Rumors and speculation about the winner were abundant.

The Lincoln Journal Star said on its Web site that "sources close to the situation have confirmed" the winning ticket was held by a group of at least seven workers at a meatpacking plant.

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