Powerball Winners From Ariz, Mo.: There were two lucky tickets in the record Powerball drawing Wednesday evening and the winners bought their tickets in Missouri and Arizona.
The owners of the winning tickets have yet to step forward, so you may as well check yours! The winning numbers were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6.
The winners (whether individuals or groups) will divide a jackpot that rose to $579 million by Wednesday night. The pot increased as, leading up to the drawing, tickets sold at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide — about six times the volume from a week ago.
The jackpot was high because there were no winners for the previous 16 drawings. Experts had predicted that this time there would be multiple winners — as happened in March when three ticket-holders shared a $656 million-dollar Mega Millions jackpot.