RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – Millions of people across the country are dreaming about millions of dollars right now, $579 million to be exact.
So your winning Powerball numbers are 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and the Powerball is 6.
Wednesday night drawing was the largest Powerball jackpot ever. The world-record lottery jackpot of $656 million, which was set in the March 30, 2012, Mega Millions drawing.
According to Lottery officials, Virginians and visitors to the Commonwealth have been lining up all day at more than 5,300 Virginia Lottery retailers statewide. With updated sales estimates, Lottery officials now estimate that more than 4.6 million Powerball tickets will be bought in Virginia on Wednesday alone. At peaks times, Powerball tickets will be selling at a rate of more than 9,000 per minute across Virginia.
The profit from every Powerball ticket bought in Virginia, by law, benefits K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.
If one ticket matches all six numbers in tonight’s drawing, the winner will have a choice: either take the full jackpot in 30 annual payments or choose a one-time cash option of approximately $360.2 million before taxes.