FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) - Sometimes it's better to dream, particularly when reality means you're not an instant multimillionaire.
Bob Kangas realized Wednesday night that one of two winning Powerball jackpot tickets - a record $587.5 million - had been bought in Arizona, but he didn't check his numbers.
"I didn't want to look because I just wanted to dream about being rich," Kangas said Thursday while checking his tickets at a 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills, the suburban Phoenix shop where he bought his tickets - and where the winning ticket was sold.
While lottery officials in Missouri verified its state's ticket after it was presented to them late Thursday, the Arizona winner had yet to come forward. They have 180 days to do so.
Owner Eric Seitz, back right, stands out in front of his store, at a 4 Sons Food Store, as people gether where one of the winning tickets in the $579.9 million Powerball jackpot was purchased, Nov. 29, 2012, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)