Powerball: Two Winning Tickets

    A customer, left, reaches for a Powerball ticket that he purchased in a convenience store in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. There have been no Powerball winners since Oct. 6, and the jackpot has grown into the second highest in lottery history, behind only the $656 million Mega Millions prize in March. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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    Get ready to collect a cool $579.9 million. Powerball officials said early Thursday that two tickets matched all six winning numbers of 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the Powerball of 6. The tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri. Arizona officials said they didn’t know yet whether the tickets were sold to an individual or a group, but they said they will announce where the ticket was sold on Thursday. The last-minute lotto-frenzy inched the drawing up to $579.9 million on Wednesday—the second largest payout in U.S. history. On Wednesday, tickets were selling at 130,000 per minute.

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