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Powerball: Winning Tickets for Jackpot Sold in Arizona and Missouri
ABC NEWS ^ | 12/29/12 | ALAN FARNHAM and ANTHONY CASTELLANO

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.

In Photos: Biggest Lotto Jackpot Winners

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: powerball

1 posted on 11/29/2012 3:25:26 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

I guess I better get dressed and go to work.


2 posted on 11/29/2012 3:35:32 AM PST by stevecmd
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To: Evil Slayer

Wife wanted to buy one yesterday. Told her naaaaa. I’m dead. :-)


3 posted on 11/29/2012 3:40:31 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Evil Slayer

Damn - I don’t live in either one of those states ...


4 posted on 11/29/2012 3:45:04 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Evil Slayer

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.”


5 posted on 11/29/2012 3:49:21 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Wife just walked into the room and said she DID buy one yesterday. I'm saved. :-)

If she won, I promise to donate 100% of the complete total needed to Free Republic for the next 10 years. :-)

6 posted on 11/29/2012 3:57:43 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Evil Slayer

And everybody in America and their cat and dog will know who Evil Slayer is, too!


7 posted on 11/29/2012 3:59:40 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Jim Robinson

Darn. Her numbers didn’t match. But I would have done it though. :-)


8 posted on 11/29/2012 4:06:51 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Ken522

Well lucky me!
It seems that I have long lost relatives in BOTH of those states.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 4:21:16 AM PST by a real Sheila (R.I.P AMERICA 1776 - 2012)
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To: Evil Slayer

He didn’t win that lottery. A bunch of other people helped him win that lottery.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 4:30:46 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I told my Wife that if I had won, John Galt’s Atlantis would be a reality.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 4:36:46 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Evil Slayer
d@rn! :-\

12 posted on 11/29/2012 5:06:45 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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I used to call DC "Powerball Island". That was when DC offered PB but MD and VA offered what was then called The Big Game. DC was an island in a sea of BG.

ff

13 posted on 11/29/2012 5:07:42 AM PST by foreverfree
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To: Evil Slayer

Damn. I only missed it by 5 numbers!


14 posted on 11/29/2012 5:13:32 AM PST by DCBryan1 (If there is ever another revolution, we need to decorate telephone poles with the MSM.)
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To: Evil Slayer

It’s kind of cool that the winners are from red states.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 5:20:40 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I noticed that, too.


16 posted on 11/29/2012 5:23:40 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Evil Slayer

Hmmmm....bought a ticket here in MO...wonder where it is?


17 posted on 11/29/2012 5:28:58 AM PST by martiangohome
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To: martiangohome
"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

18 posted on 11/29/2012 5:40:25 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: Evil Slayer

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!!


19 posted on 11/29/2012 5:42:44 AM PST by jacob allen
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To: DCBryan1

Darn, I only got 4...I mean, woohoo, I won! (Waiting for whiteout to dry)


20 posted on 11/29/2012 5:42:44 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: napscoordinator

The facts is that that the odds of winning are near 175,000,000 to one, and it costs $2/chance to win a $380,000,000 pot. IF there were NO taxes to pay, and you were a single winner, you would be close to breaking even with a win. However, it is common for there to be multiple winners, and that the tax is in excess of 40% for most winners.

Much better odds to just get home.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 6:43:05 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Evil Slayer

Odd how Dems don’t go after those evil rich folk. Lottery jackpots should be limited because “nobody should have that much money”, etc. (Once again, the Marxist movement is about using populism to destroy prosperity.)


22 posted on 11/29/2012 7:31:23 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Dang it, I was so counting on this.....

:-)

23 posted on 11/29/2012 7:34:28 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: AFPhys

That is so amazing....lol.


24 posted on 11/29/2012 11:36:23 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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