Winning tickets sold for record breaking Powerball jackpot in Arizona & Missouri

SURPRISE! After buying my first-ever lottery ticket last weekend, I am officially a Powerball winner… just kidding! That would've been awesome though, right? Two winning tickets actually were purchased though and I can only imagine how ecstatic their owners are!  A $579.9 million jackpot? Not too shabby!


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Powerball officials say the record jackpot has FINALLY been won by two very lucky people in Arizona and Missouri.  This will mark the first time in over two months (16 consecutive drawings and nine weeks, to be exact) that a Powerball player has gained the prize…which also means that this week's big winners have earned themselves the second-largest potential payout in U.S. history. Isn't that crazy?!

Just picture watching the announcement, looking down at your ticket, and realizing your numbers match. I can't even imagine what that would feel like! I don't know if I would cry, scream, or laugh…probably a combination of all of the above. Though I know some say there are drawbacks to hitting the jacketpot (literally), I'm sure those winners are very happy.

Though only two tickets were sold to win the ultimate jackpot, they weren't the only lucky ones--an additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes. Wow! Oh, and the winning numbers were 05 - 16 - 22 - 23 - 29 and Powerball 06.

Well, it looks like the county's lottery losing streak is definitely over. Now, we'll have to stay tuned to see what happens the next go round. Either way, I think I'm hooked! 

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