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Published April 22, 2010, 02:59 PM

Huge Powerball winner comes forward

(WDAY TV) - The winner of last night's huge Powerball jackpot has already come forward.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Chris Shaw bought the winning ticket Wednesday at the Marshall, Missouri gas station where he works. After Lottery officials confirmed Shaw's ticket, they announced he was the winner of the 258.5 million dollar jackpot. That's the largest in the state's history.

"I remember the people that were my friends when I had 28 dollars, and that's not going to change now. It's not going to make any difference. They were my friends before and they are my friends afterwards.”

The 20-year-old says one of the first things he'll do with his winnings is pay off several outstanding bills.