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Winning Powerball numbers for $550 million jackpot

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Here are Wednesday night's winning Powerball numbers:

5-16-22-23-29, PB: 6

Good luck! Hope you're a winner! Feel free to share your winnings with the staff at MyFOXDC!

Powerball lottery officials confirm there are two winning tickets for a $579.9 million jackpot -- the largest Powerball in history and second largest lottery ever. 

The tickets were purchased in Arizona and Missouri but until the winners come forward, it's not known whether they are individuals or groups.

The drawing Wednesday night for the Multi-State Lottery Association's prize followed 16 consecutive drawings that produced no top winner, boosting the Powerball to become the second-largest potential lottery payout in U.S. history. Powerball officials say they believe there is a 75 percent chance the winning combination will be drawn Wednesday.

Tickets earlier in the day were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide, the mega-jackpot enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery.

Powerball's record jackpot follows a Mega Millions drawing in March, when three ticket buyers shared a $656 million jackpot, which remains the largest lottery payout of all time.

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