$229M Powerball winner bought ticket in Minnesota

August 11, 2011 7:39:06 AM PDT
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Minnesota is suddenly very rich.

The state lottery says a ticket sold for Wednesday night's drawing hit the jackpot of nearly $229 million. .

Minnesota Lottery spokeswoman Debbie Hoffmann says she should know the community where the ticket was sold later Thursday.

Hoffman says the winner or winners have the option of taking about $123 million in cash now, otherwise the jackpot is paid over 30 years..

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night are 11, 18, 36, 41, 46 and the Powerball is 38..