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4 Powerball tickets in Va. each win $1M

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 11:16pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - Four Powerball tickets sold in Virginia are $1 million winners.

The Virginia Lottery says each ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball in Wednesday night's drawing. They were sold in Arlington, Daleville, Harrisonburg and Richmond.

Fifteen tickets sold in Virginia each won $10,000.

Two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot.

The numbers drawn for Wednesday night are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball is 6.

Powerball sales surged in Virginia during the run-up to Wednesday's drawing. Lottery officials say the state reaped about $13.3 million in revenue from sales that began after the Oct. 3 drawing.

The Baltimore Sun reports that lotto-players bought Powerball tickets at an average of 569,000 per hour Wednesday as the jackpot climbed to more than $587 million. Total one-day Powerball sales on Wednesday reached $9.45 million.

An Edgewood woman won a $2 million prize, the Maryland Lottery said.


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