Greensboro, NC -- At least three people in two states have beaten astronomical odds to become the nation's latest Powerball millionaires.
Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said late Wednesday night that three tickets matched the winning numbers and will split the lottery's latest massive jackpot: $448 million.
"We had three grand prize winners," Dooley said. "One was in Minnesota and two were in New Jersey."
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.
A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Lottery told CBS Radio News one of the tickets was purchased at the Super Stop & Shop store in South Brunswick, and one at Acme Markets in Little Egg Harbor.
As the numbers rolled across the screen Wednesday night, someone, somewhere could be $425 million richer.
The Wednesday Powerball numbers are: 58, 5, 25, 59, 30, and Powerball 32.
Folks all over Piedmont lined up for their chance at the jackpot. Some hoped to find luck at All In One Stop and Deli on S. Elm-Eugene St. It once sold tickets to two jackpot winners in the same week.
WFMY News 2 talked to a few people at the convenience store who hope Wednesday's numbers are theirs.
"I would love to hit it," said William Felix, a Florida resident dropping his grandson off for his first year at NC A&T. "This is the opportunity right now for my other grandson--right here--to go to college with this money."
Tonight's Powerball jackpot is the third largest in history. The largest was $590.5 million in June, and the second was a $587 million prize last November.
Many people are wondering why there have been so many record-breaking jackpots recently. Now that tickets cost $2, instead of $1, the starting pot for lottery jackpots has nearly doubled since the price increase in January 2012.
WFMY News 2