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      Powerball officials: 2 winners for record jackpot

      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.

      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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