It is likely someone has won the the record-breaking $579 million Powerball jackpot. That's what lottery officials were predicting for Wednesday night's drawing.
Powerball officials have not yet released information about whether (or where) the winning ticket was purchased.
The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Nov. 29 drawing were: 5 23 16 22 29 with Powerball number 6.
In O'Fallon, taking a lump sum payment would mean getting a check for $255,742,000, according to a Powerball Jackpot analysis by USAMega.com. Annuity payments would be $390,500,010 after 30 payments.