Two Tickets Won $588 Million Powerball Jackpot
There were two Powerball winners who will share the $588 million jackpot in Wednesday night's lottery.
If you bought your Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania, you did not win last night's $588 million jackpot. Two winning tickets were sold in the Nov. 28 Powerball lottery, according to Powerball.com. Those tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri.
The winning Nov. 28 numbers were 5-16-22-23-29 with a Powerball of 6.
In Pennsylvania, there were a total of 536,497 players who won a prize by matching some combination of numbers, according to the Powerball website's winners by state page.
There was at least one "Match 5" winner of $1 million in the Keystone state.
Each Powerball ticket costs $2. Players choose five numbers plus a sixth Powerball number. Players matching all six numbers can select an annuitized amount paid out over 29 years or a lump sum payment.
Before the drawing, ABC News reported that lottery officials expected to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute. Despite the long odds for the big jackpot, the overall odds of winning a prize were 1 in 55.
The jackpot for the Saturday, Dec. 1, drawing is an estimated $40 million.
Powerball lottery drawings take place Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time.
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