The two winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri. Officials from neither state have announced any details concerning the tickets. Arizona officials announced that they’ll hold a press conference this morning to release details for that state.
A wild frenzy of ticket buying inflated the final jackpot above the anticipated $500 million. In the end, the jackpot came in at $579.9 million for a single winner. The two winning tickets will split that amount. Should the winners choose the cash option, they’ll split $379.8 million as a one-time payment.
On Wednesday, lottery officials said the $2 tickets were moving at a rate of 130,000 per minute. The size of the jackpot, and the news stories surrounding it, sold tickets to people who don’t normally play the six-number lottery.
The Powerball now resets to a $40 million payout, with a cash option of $26.2 million, for Saturday’s drawing. The odds of winning the jackpot, no matter how high or low, remain 1 in 175,223,510.