The winning Powerball numbers are 5, 23, 16, 22, 29, and the Powerball is 6, lottery officials said. The record-breaknig jackpot is an estimated $579 million.
The prize for last Saturday’s Powerball was $325 million — the fourth-largest in the game’s history. For the 15th consecutive time, no players matched the winning numbers.
The top prize now increases to an estimated $579 million, the largest in the history of the multi-state lottery game. The figure has risen in recent days as more people than expected bought tickets, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association.