Two Illinoisans Win $1 Million Each in Wednesday's Powerball Drawing

Two jackpot-winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri, but two Illinois winners also received a lovely holiday gift.

By now, it's widely known that the winning Powerball tickets from Wednesday's $550 million drawing were sold in Arizona and Missouri.

Those winning tickets matched all five numbers and the Powerball number. Each winner will receive about $293.7 million.

However, right here in Illinois, two ticket holders matched all five numbers as well (not the Powerball number) and will receive $1 million each. Those tickets were sold at Casey's General Store in Fairmont and Barts Supermarket in Flanagan, according to the Illinois Lottery results page.

The winning numbers are 5, 23, 16, 22, 29, 6.

Tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide on Wednesday, according to CBS News. 

What would you do with $550 million? Let us know in the comments.


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