$1M Powerball tickets sold in Pa & NJ

November 29, 2012

The two winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri. But Action News has learned that eight $1 million ticket were sold in New Jersey and three were sold in Pennsylvania, including one in Montgomery County.

Those $1 million tickets matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball.

Lottery officials said the winning Pennsylvania tickets were sold at the following locations: - Swaraj Service Station, 1700 Seventh Ave., Altoona, Blair County - Planet Mart, 494 N. Pike Road, Cabot, Butler County; and - Sunoco, 330 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, Montgomery County.

The New Jersey locations have not been announced yet.

Take a look at the winning numbers and see if you may be a winner: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6.

Tickets were selling at 130,000 per minute nationwide leading into Wednesday night's drawing, as folks made sure they had a shot at the second largest lottery payout in U.S. history.

Late Wednesday the jackpot shot up to $579.9 million, making the cash option $379.8 million. The jackpot had rolled over 16 consecutive times without a winner before two tickets struck it big last night, matching all six numbers.

According to Multi-State Lottery Association there were $40 billion in lottery prizes awarded in the U.S. last year and around $800 million in winnings were not collected, so don't toss your ticket away.

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