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$110 MILLION LOTTERY PRIZE STILL UNCLAIMED

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The richest single lottery ticket in U.S. history was bought at a grocery store in this Wisconsin city hours before the drawing, and officials waited for the winner or winners to come forward Thursday and claim the $110 million prize.

Steve Madsen, Wisconsin lottery spokesman, confirmed that the ticket, the only one to match all numbers in the 14-state Powerball game, was sold at Sentry Food Store-South.The lottery jackpot was the third multimillion-dollar prize to be won on one stretch of Fond du Lac's South Main Street, Madsen said, describing the street as the "miracle mile." The two previous prizes, one for $20 million and one for $21 million, were won in 1990, he said.

Dave Crouch, manager of the Sentry food store, said "It's very exciting. We feel very fortunate to have sold the winning ticket." Both he and Madsen said no one had come forward to claim the prize.

The ticket was sold at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday, less than four hours before the drawing, Crouch said. Unlike some states, Wisconsin does not provide for a store to get a bonus when a big ticket is sold there.

Fond du Lac, a city of 90,000, is about 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee on Lake Winnebago.

The largest individual lottery winner in U.S. history until now is Sheelah Ryan of Winter Springs, Fla., who won $55.16 million in the Florida lottery in September 1988.