The Straits Times
Published on Nov 29, 2012

2 winners in $672m US lottery jackpot, 2nd largest in US history


WASHINGTON (AFP) - Two people had winning tickets in the US$550 million (S$672 million) Powerball jackpot, beating the one in 175 million odds for the second largest lottery in United States (US) history, the game's website said on early Thursday.

Powerball's website crashed shortly after the winning numbers - 5, 23, 16, 22, 29, with Powerball 6 - were announced on late Wednesday, as did that of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which oversees Powerball.

Lottery fever in the lead-up to the drawing was such that 160,000 tickets per minute were being sold, according to media reports.

The Powerball website said players in Arizona and Missouri had the winning numbers, without providing further information.