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Powerball Jackpot Hits $579 Million, Winning Numbers Announced

Tonight, the winning numbers for the $579 million Powerball lotto were announced, they are 5 23 16 22 29, Powerball: 6.

The odds of winning the second-largest payout in U.S. history and the highest ever Powerball  are one in 175 million, reports CBS News.

Over 160 million tickets were sold, at a rate of 130,000 a minute, on Wednesday.

The Powerball jackpot has already rolled over 16 times, but Powerball officials say there is 75 percent chance a winning ticket was chosen tonight.

The Mega Millions drawing in March with its $656 million jackpot, remains the largest lottery payout of all time.


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