$587.5 Million Powerball Jackpot Won In Arizona And Missouri
Must be muhfuggin nice!!!
According to CBS News:
Powerball officials say tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot. Now the hunt for the winners begins. Early Thursday morning, Sue Dooley, a production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, told CBS Radio News that one winning ticket had been bought in each state.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were:
5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6
Dooley told CBS Radio News that the jackpot increased to $587.5 million by the time of the drawing, making the cash option $384 million, which will be split equally. An additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes, including about 60 who each won a million-dollar prize for matching five numbers, Dooley said.
It was not clear whether the winning tickets belonged to individuals or were purchased by groups. Arizona lottery officials said early Thursday morning they had no information on that state’s winner or winners but would announce where it was sold during a news conference later in the day. Lottery officials in Missouri did not immediately respond to phone messages and emails seeking comment.
Americans went on a ticket-buying spree in recent days, the big money enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery.
Wow. We wonder if the winners will publicize themselves…