$1M Powerball tickets sold in Pa & NJ

November 29, 2012 12:00:30 PM PST
We have a winner in the record breaking Powerball drawing - multiple winners, actually. And even though no one in our area hit the jackpot, there will still be some pretty happy people this morning.

The two winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri. But Action News has learned that eight $1 million ticket were sold in New Jersey and three were sold in Pennsylvania, including one in Montgomery County.

Those $1 million tickets matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball.

Lottery officials said the winning Pennsylvania tickets were sold at the following locations: - Swaraj Service Station, 1700 Seventh Ave., Altoona, Blair County - Planet Mart, 494 N. Pike Road, Cabot, Butler County; and - Sunoco, 330 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, Montgomery County.

The New Jersey locations have not been announced yet.

Take a look at the winning numbers and see if you may be a winner: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6.

Tickets were selling at 130,000 per minute nationwide leading into Wednesday night's drawing, as folks made sure they had a shot at the second largest lottery payout in U.S. history.

Late Wednesday the jackpot shot up to $579.9 million, making the cash option $379.8 million. The jackpot had rolled over 16 consecutive times without a winner before two tickets struck it big last night, matching all six numbers.

According to Multi-State Lottery Association there were $40 billion in lottery prizes awarded in the U.S. last year and around $800 million in winnings were not collected, so don't toss your ticket away.


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