November 29, 2012
Powerball on-air talent Sam Arlen, right, is given a countdown before the start of the drawing at the Florida Lottery on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The numbers drawn in the $579.9-million game were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6.
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Powerball officials say ticket sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record the record $579.9 million jackpot. Now the hunt for the winners begins. Early Thursday morning officials confirmed that two winning tickets had been sold.