The Powerball lottery drawing took place Wednesday night at 9:59 p.m. Central Time. And, millions of people around the country were waiting to see if they hit it big and could quit their job and buy their own personal island along with cars, homes and anything else $580 million might buy.
ABC News reported lottery officials expected to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute before the drawing. Despite the long odds for the big jackpot, the overall odds of winning a prize are considerably better at 1 in 55.
Since the last drawing on Nov. 24, the Powerball jackpot has grown by over $100 million to a record $580 million. The estimated cash payout is $360.2 million. The last set of winning numbers was drawn on Oct. 16.
The Winning Numbers are: 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 Powerball: 6
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