By Todd Wineburner
During the frenzy that led up to Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, someone bought a ticket at Bart's Supermarket in Flanagan that's got a prize value of a million dollars. The ticket is one of two that matched 5 of the 6 winning numbers in Wednesday's drawing. Bart's manager Rocky Patel says the store does brisk lottery business as it is, and he thinks more people will buy now that the big winner hit at that location. Lottery spokesperson Mike Long says the owners of the winning ticket have a year to present it and collect their winnings. Long says it's important to sign the back of lottery tickets regardless of their value. The ticket is essentially a bearer bond until it's signed, and the winnings will be given to whoever has possession of an unsigned ticket. Long says it's also a good idea to take care of lottery tickets once purchased. He admits that most tickets have no value, but he says you probably want to keep track of all tickets just to make sure you keep track of the ones that bring big rewards.