The prize still has a ways to go to match the U.S. record payout of $656 million -- set in March by a Mega Millions jackpot that was split between three winners -- but Powerball frenzy is in full effect with its own record payout of $550 million.
...And the winning numbers for Wednesday's drawing are 5-16-22-23-29 and the powerball is 6. Didn't win? Oh well, there may be tomorrow if the prize goes unclaimed, like it has for the past 15 drawings.
In 2006, the game handed out its largest prize to date -- $365 million -- to eight co-workers at a Nebraska meat-packing plant.
The Powerball lottery is held in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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