Kansas siblings buy $2 million lottery ticket

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Jackpots, including the Powerball jackpot, are on display at the Lotto Store at Primm just inside the California border Wednesday, March 27, 2019, near Primm, Nev. The Powerball jackpot soared to a massive $750 million Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Two siblings bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million from a suburban Kansas City convenience store.

The Kansas Lottery says in a news release that the siblings anonymously claimed their prize Friday. The release says they rarely play Powerball but decided to buy four tickets when they saw that the jackpot had reached an estimated $768.4 million. On one ticket, they used the random ages of family members and got all but one number right.

Picking five of the six numbers would normally be worth $1 million. But because they also bought the Power Play option, they doubled their prize.

The Shawnee, Kansas, store that sold the ticket is eligible for a $1,000 bonus.

One of the siblings lives in Kansas, while the other lives out of state.

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