Winning Powerball Numbers Drawn For Wednesday [VIDEO]
While no one in New Jersey won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night, Hudson County was the lucky county and produced 4 new millionaires for matching 5 numbers.
The winning numbers are: 5 16, 22, 23, 29 and powerball 6.
A Powerball official said the jackpot increased to $587.5 million by the time of the drawing, making the cash option $384.7 million.
8 tickets sold in New Jersey were worth $1million each with four of those tickets sold in Hudson County. The other winners came from Ocean, Bergen and Atlantic Couunty according to the New Jersey Lottery.
Early Thursday morning officials confirmed that two winning tickets were sold: One in Arizona and one in Missouri. An additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes across the country.
The Arizona ticket was sold at a 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills. The other winning ticket was sold at a Trex Mart convenience store in Dearborn, Mo., about 35 miles north of Kansas City, the Missouri state lottery commission said in a news release.
Earlier Thursday, Missouri Lottery spokesman Gary Gonder said he was on his way to the store that sold that ticket to assist with the expected onslaught of media attention. That store will be awarded $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.
It did not appear Wednesday's big winner had yet come forward.
Arizona Lottery officials say they will not release the location of the retailer that sold the winning ticket until 12noon Eastern time today.
450,773 New Jersey Lottery players took home an estimated $2,745,161 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200, according to Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger.
Tickets for Powerball were selling at at rate of 3400 per minute in New Jersey or 130,000 per minute nationwide on Wednesday according to the New Jersey Lottery's Judith Drucker, all in hopes of having that ticket that gives them a piece of the jackpot
The jackpot grew to such record levels after no one matched all 5 numbers and the power ball for 16 straight draws.
New Jersey's Winning Stores
The eight 2nd prize $1 million New Jersey winners purchased tickets at the following locations:
1) Bally’s Park Place, Park Place & Boardwalk, Gift Shop, Atlantic City, Atlantic County
2) Hess Express #30516, 2295 Route 4 East, Fort Lee, Bergen County
3) 7-Eleven 312883, 476 Grand Ave., Englewood, Bergen County
4) Sunset Deli & Liquor, 680 Kearny Ave., Kearny, Hudson County
5) Corner Store 286249, 832 Broadway, Bayonne, Hudson County
6) Danforth Deli 254614, 8A Rose Ave., Jersey City, Hudson County
7) Kary Candy & Wash 165565, 807 Bergenline Ave., Union City, Hudson County
8) Fleet Petroleum 313682, 1505 River Ave., Lakewood, Ocean County
The two 3rd prize winning tickets purchased with Powerplay in New Jersey winning $40,000 each were purchased at the following locations:
1) 7-Eleven #34180, 11 Tenafly Rd., Englewood, Bergen County
2) Dollar Stop Plus Convenience 277517, 4A North Delsea Dr., Clayton, Gloucester County
The 29 3rd prize $10,000 winning New Jersey tickets were purchased at the following locations:
1) Cedar Food Market LLC 1, 220 North Main St., Pleasantville, Atlantic County
2) Township Stationary, 299A Pascack Rd., Washington Twp., Bergen County
3) 7-Eleven #11431 (N), 206 Market St., Saddle Brook, Bergen County
4) 7-Eleven #312883, 476 Grand Ave., Englewood, Bergen County
5) Fort Lee Stationary, 236 Main St., Fort Lee, Bergen County
6) 7-Eleven #10917 (S), 2 East Main St., Marlton, Burlington County
7) Acme Markets #7973, 2200 Mount Holly Rd., Burlington, Burlington County
8) 7-Eleven #33388, 787Route 70 East, Marlton, Burlington County
9) Smith Brothers Drug Co., 26 W. Main St., Maple Shade, Burlington County
10) Leyba’s Grocery, 720 Ferry Ave., Camden, Camden County
11) 7-Eleven #21390 (N), 38 Passaic Ave., Nutley, Essex County
12) Quick Shop, 627 Eaglerock Ave., West Orange, Essex County
13) Quick Chek, #27, 146 Valley Rd., Montclair, Essex County
14) Newfield Liquors, 6 South West Blvd., Newfield, Gloucester County
15) Nik Nak Food Market (B), 500 Woodbury Turnersville Rd., Turnersville, Gloucester County
16) Pantry 1 Food Mart, 150 Kings Highway, Jefferson St., Mount Royal, Gloucester County
17) Quick Chek, #92, 238 Kearny Ave., Kearny, Hudson County
18) Prospect Liquor, 600 Prospect St., Trenton, Mercer County
19) Piscataway Petroleum LLC, 570 Stelton Rd., Piscataway, Middlesex County
20) Main Liquor, 533 Main St., South Amboy, Middlesex County
21) Alchar Liquors, 297 Amboy Ave., Woodbridge, Middlesex County
22) Card Smart, 314 Rt. 18 North Unit 324, East Brunswick, Middlesex County
23) Krauszers – R&J Food Store, 683 Florida Grove Rd., Perth Amboy, Middlesex County
24) Wegmans Food Market, 1104 Route 35, Ocean Twp., Monmouth County
25) Ramtown Pharmacy, 145 Newtons Corner Rd., Howell, Monmouth County
26) 7-Eleven #11034 (N), 598 Highway 36 Joline Ave., Long Branch, Monmouth County
27) 7-Eleven #34226, 1284 Route 23 North, Butler, Morris County
28) Jay’s Food Mart, 358 Herbertsville Rd., Brick, Ocean County
29) AL Supermart LLC, 96 Mountainview Blvd., Wayne, Passaic County
The Associated Press contributed to this report