A pair of lucky lotto players will be splitting the record $580 million Powerball jackpot.
Two tickets, one each in Arizona and Missouri, were sold with each of the winning numbers drawn Wednesday night – 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the Powerball 6.
Powerball is offered in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
New Yorkers were shut out of the top prize and the $2 million Match 5 winnings, but some lucky locals did hit the $1 million Match 5.
As the record jackpot grew, Powerball ticket sales jumped six-fold, according to lottery officials.
“I work at 7-11. A lot of people have been coming in to buy Powerball, about five times more than usual” Bayside-resident Gary said yesterday.
This will mark the second-largest lotto pay-off in U.S. history. In March, Mega Millions awarded a $656 million prize.
For players that want to try their luck again, the next drawing is Saturday, the jackpot is $40 million.
Additional reporting by Melissa Mott