Powerball Winning Numbers; Who Won The $550 Million Jackpot?

Congratulations if anyone has the winning Powerball numbers: 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and the winning Powerball is 6. 

Winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri - so they will split at least $550 million.

The Internet exploded Wednesday evening with people trying to read as much about the Powerball as possible: What time the drawing was (10:59 p.m. EST), where it was and where to watch it were just a few important questions, but most people were concerned about their odds were of winning the estimated $550 million.

The odds of hitting Wednesday night’s jackpot were 1 in 175,223,510 if all five numbers plus the Powerball matched. For those who bought multiple tickets, the statistic insignificantly increased.

Many took to social media outlets like Facebook to shares their dreams about what they would do with the money if they won it.

Some sounded generous and said they would share, while others admitted they would spoil themselves with the millions.

Popular wish items to buy were luxury cars like a Mercedes Benz or BMW, but others vowed they would endow a housing development for the disabled.

Most people, it seemed, couldn’t even imagine what they would do with all of that money.

"People are excited," Kelly Spell, a spokeswoman with the Louisiana Lottery Corporation said to USA Today. "A lot of them want to know what to do with that winning ticket."

 

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