Skip to comments.Powerball: Winning Tickets for Jackpot Sold in Arizona and Missouri
Posted on 11/29/2012 3:25:13 AM PST by Evil Slayer
Winning tickets for the record Powerball jackpot worth more than $587 million were purchased in Arizona and Missouri.
Missouri Lottery official Susan Goedde confirmed to ABC News this morning that one of the winning tickets was purchased in the state, but they would not be announcing a town until later this morning.
Arizona lottery officials said 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.
The winning numbers for the jackpot were 5, 23, 16, 22 and 29. The Powerball was 6.
The jackpot swelled to $587.5 million, according to Lottery official Sue Dooley. The two winners will split the jackpot each getting $293.75 million.
An additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes, according to Powerball's website.
"There were 58 winners of $1 million and there were eight winners of $2 million. So a total of $74 million," said Chuck Strutt, Director of the Multi-State Lottery Association.
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This is the 27th win for Missouri, ranking it second in the nation for lottery winners after Indiana, which has 38 wins. Arizona has had 10 Powerball jackpot wins in its history.
Hopeful players bought tickets at the rate of 131,000 every minute up until an hour before the deadline of 11 p.m. ET, according to lottery officials.
The jackpot had already rolled over 16 consecutive times without a winner. That fact, plus the doubling in price of a Powerball ticket, accounted for the unprecedented richness of the pot.
"Back in January, we moved Powerball from being a $1 game to $2," said Mary Neubauer, a spokeswoman at the game's headquarters in Iowa. "We thought at the time that this would mean bigger and faster-growing jackpots."
That proved true. The total,
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I guess I better get dressed and go to work.
Wife wanted to buy one yesterday. Told her naaaaa. I’m dead. :-)
Damn - I don’t live in either one of those states ...
I am glad that I only bought 3 tickets and they were quick picks. I never seem to have time to sit down and fill out numbers on a ticket or at least that is what I tell myself. I briefly thought that I should stop by the store and purchase another 2 or 3, but I am glad that I am so lazy and said, “No, let’s just get home.”
If she won, I promise to donate 100% of the complete total needed to Free Republic for the next 10 years. :-)
And everybody in America and their cat and dog will know who Evil Slayer is, too!
Darn. Her numbers didn’t match. But I would have done it though. :-)
Well lucky me!
It seems that I have long lost relatives in BOTH of those states.
He didn’t win that lottery. A bunch of other people helped him win that lottery.
I told my Wife that if I had won, John Galt’s Atlantis would be a reality.
Damn. I only missed it by 5 numbers!
It’s kind of cool that the winners are from red states.
I noticed that, too.
Hmmmm....bought a ticket here in MO...wonder where it is?
(a) your dog ate it
(b) Some employees from the McDonalds down the road are holding on to it
well, those are the stories trhat have been going around this past year
How can this be?? The state creating evil millionaires. If the Democrats want to raise the taxes on the evil rich then we should demand that all state run lotteries be banned because they just create more evil rich people!!
Darn, I only got 4...I mean, woohoo, I won! (Waiting for whiteout to dry)