Winning Numbers Picked in $580 Million Powerball Drawing
Two winning tickets sold in Missouri and Arizona, while a West Allis gas station sells a $1 million winner.
Two winning tickets were sold in Wednesday night's record $580 million Powerball jackpot — in Arizona and Missouri.
The winning numbers were: 5-16-22-23-29 and the Powerball was 6.
While nobody won the big prize in Wisconsin, a $1 million ticket was sold at the Speedway gas station at 9130 W. Oklahoma Ave., West Allis, the Wisconsin State Lottery said Thursday morning. That ticket matched all five winning numbers correctly but did not have the right Powerball number.
As of 7 a.m. Thursday, the person who purchased that ticket had not yet come forward.
Nine other tickets sold in won $10,000 and one additional $10,000 ticket was turned into a $40,000 winner because the player bought Powerball's Power Play prize multiplier feature, the state lottery said. Of those 10 tickets, two were sold in southeastern Wisconsin — one at a Citgo station at 3434 W. Oklahoma Ave. in Milwaukee and one at Piggly Wiggly at 2215 80th St. in Kenosha.
Heading into Wednesday's drawing, the Powerball jackpot had been $550 million, but a surge in last-minute ticket sales boosted the figure to $580 million.
Before Wednesday's drawing, the previous record jackpot was $365 million, and was claimed by eight co-workers in Lincoln, NE, in 2006.