Offbeat
9:10 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Powerball blues for millions, but not for two in Michigan

Millions are awaking to the reality that they are indeed... not millionaires.

But there were a few lucky winners, including two in Michigan.

From the Associated Press:

The Michigan Lottery says two Powerball tickets worth $1 million each were sold in the state as people sought the game's big jackpot.

The Lottery says the tickets matching five numbers drawn Wednesday night but not the Powerball were sold at a liquor store in the Grand Rapids suburb of Kentwood and a CVS pharmacy in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6. Powerball officials said early Thursday that tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the $579.9 million jackpot.

And for the big winners... there were two. One from Arizona, and one from Missouri. They'll have to split the $579.9 million jackpot.

From the NBC News blog:

The frenzy now surrounds the identities of the lucky winners.

Arizona lottery officials said early Thursday they would announce where that state's ticket was sold during a news conference later in the day. It wasn't immediately clear when Missouri would announce where its ticket was sold.

Watch the numbers roll in from last night's drawing here: