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Powerball officials: 2 winners for record jackpot

We now know where the Missouri ticket was sold. Lottery officials there say the winner bought the ticket at a convenience store, Trex Mart, in Dearborn, a community about 35 miles north of Kansas City.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Powerball officials say the record jackpot has been won.

Early Thursday morning officials confirmed that two winning tickets were sold: One in Arizona and one in Missouri. An additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6.

A lottery official said late Wednesday that the jackpot increased to $579.9 million by the time of the drawing, making the cash option $379.8 million.

A one million dollar winning ticket was sold in Kentucky.

The drawing Wednesday night for the Multi-State Lottery Association's prize followed 16 consecutive drawings that produced no top winner, boosting the Powerball to the second-largest potential lottery payout in U.S. history.

Tickets earlier Wednesday were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide, the jackpot enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery.

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