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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two lucky ticket holders — one in Arizona and another in Missouri — are waking up Thursday to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest Powerball jackpot drawing ever.
Powerball officials said two tickets matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot. The numbers drawn for Wednesday night for the second-highest jackpot in U.S. lottery history are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball is 6.
It was not clear whether the winning tickets belonged to individuals or were purchased by groups.
One of the winning tickets was sold in the Kansas City area but the winner has yet to come forward, Missouri Lottery spokesman Gary Gonder said. The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize.
Gonder said he would visit the store that sold the winning ticket to help with an expected onslaught of media attention. No details on that store have been released.
Arizona lottery officials said early Thursday they had no information on the Grand Canyon State’s winner or winners, but they planned to announce Thursday morning where the ticket was sold.
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