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And the Winning Powerball Lottery Numbers Are...

A jackpot of $550 million is up for grabs to one lucky winner of the Powerball Lottery drawing. Did the lucky ticket come from the Darien-Woodridge area again?

The Powerball lottery drawing takes place Wednesday night at 9:59 p.m. Central Time. To find your nearest Illinois lottery retailer, click here. 

ABC News reports lottery officials expect to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute before the drawing. Despite the long odds for the big jackpot, the overall odds of winning a prize are considerably better at 1 in 55.

Since the last drawing on Nov. 24, the Powerball jackpot has grown by over $100 million to a record $550 million. The estimated cash payout is $360.2 million. The last set of winning numbers was drawn on Oct. 16.

And here are the winning numbers: 05-23-16-22-29-6 (Powerball).

What would you do with $550 million? Let us know in the comments.

Could the lucky winner be from Darien or Woodridge? People in the area have won big before:

  • In May 2011, the Darien Pantry at 737 Plainfield Road sold a lottery ticket over the weekend that matched the winning numbersfor the Little Lotto. 
  • That was nothing compared to the $5.75 million ticket sold at the Minuteman Citgo on Plainfield Road in Darien in January 2011. 

Where to buy a lottery ticket in Darien and Woodridge: 

  • Darien Pantry, 737 Plainfield Rd. in Darien
  • Minuteman Citgo, 402 Plainfield Rd. in Darien
  • Darien Liquor, 8125 S. Cass Ave. in Darien
  • Heritage Food & Liquor, 7515 S. Cass Ave. in Darien
  • Harry's Sweat Shop, 7511 Lemont Rd. in Darien
  • Stop 24 Liquors, 1999 75th St. in Woodridge
  • 7 Eleven, 2828 75th St. in Woodridge
  • Woodridge Tobacco Discount, 8217 Janes Ave. in Woodridge
  • BP Station, 6820 Route 53 in Woodridge
  • Grocer's Pantry, 7058 Woodward Ave. in Woodridge

Did we miss one? Tell us in the comments and we'll add it. 


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