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Illinois Powerball Winning Numbers

The winning tickets of the $587.5 million jackpot were sold in Missouri and Arizona.

Will you be getting a slice of the $587.5 million Powerball pie?

The winning numbers are 5, 23, 16, 22, 29, Powerball 6.

The Powerball lottery drawing took place Wednesday night at 9:59 p.m. CST.

Ticket sales closed in Illinois at 9 p.m.

Watch the drawing that took place live on Powerball's YouTube channel and on TV stations that featured the live drawing

Each Powerball ticket cost $2. Players choose five numbers plus a sixth Powerball number. Players matching all six numbers can select an annuitized amount paid out over 29 years or a lump sum payment. 

ABC News reports 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 were considerably better at 1 in 55.

Tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide, according to CBS News. 

Since the last drawing on Nov. 24, the Powerball jackpot has grown by over $100 million to a record $587.5 million. The estimated cash payout is $360.2 million. The last set of winning numbers was drawn on Oct. 16.

How would you have spent the winnings? Let us know in the comments.

Malena November 29, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I would have bought my mom a new car, she's 68 & new owned a new car! Paid off her home & mine. Then I would have given my home away to a family who deserved it. Bought myself & my daughter a new home. Then of course, paid all my bills, my daughter & moms bills. I would definately donate money to the Rescue Mission, Safe Harbor & Guardian Angels
Kimberly Jones March 18, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Buying my kids a house and take trips
Kimberly Jones March 18, 2013 at 08:03 PM
I will bought my family a home and send my mother on a trip and take a trip with my family because we never taking a vacation.

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