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Winning tickets for largest-ever Powerball jackpot sold in Arizona and Missouri

  • Powerball numbers are chosen in the drawing at the Florida Lottery on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The numbers drawn in the $579.9-million game were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

    Powerball numbers are chosen in the drawing at the Florida Lottery on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The numbers drawn in the $579.9-million game were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

  • Powerball on-air talent Sam Arlen, right, is given a countdown before the start of the drawing at the Florida Lottery on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The numbers drawn in the $579.9-million game were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

    Powerball on-air talent Sam Arlen, right, is given a countdown before the start of the drawing at the Florida Lottery on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The numbers drawn in the $579.9-million game were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

  • Sharon Long double checks her Powerball numbers as she stands in line in a convenience store in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Long, a customer service representative for a plumbing company, picked numbers that her sister asked her to play with. If she wins the jackpot with her sister's numbers, "I'm not sharing," she jokingly added. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Sharon Long double checks her Powerball numbers as she stands in line in a convenience store in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Long, a customer service representative for a plumbing company, picked numbers that her sister asked her to play with. If she wins the jackpot with her sister's numbers, "I'm not sharing," she jokingly added. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • A sign showing the new Powerball jackpot amount stands beside US 1 highway in Homestead, Fla., Wednesday, Nob. 28, 2012. The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $550 million, the second-largest payout in U.S. history. Tickets are selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide. That's about six times the volume from a week ago. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    A sign showing the new Powerball jackpot amount stands beside US 1 highway in Homestead, Fla., Wednesday, Nob. 28, 2012. The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $550 million, the second-largest payout in U.S. history. Tickets are selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide. That's about six times the volume from a week ago. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Benita Lewis, 41, of Atlanta, right, buys a Powerball lottery ticket from store worker Bryant Kim, at a convenience store, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Atlanta. "I did feel nervous buying it like I could be the one," says Lewis. "I'm going to retire and pay off all my family's debt, immediate family, I got to that back, immediate family's debt." (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Benita Lewis, 41, of Atlanta, right, buys a Powerball lottery ticket from store worker Bryant Kim, at a convenience store, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Atlanta. "I did feel nervous buying it like I could be the one," says Lewis. "I'm going to retire and pay off all my family's debt, immediate family, I got to that back, immediate family's debt." (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Norn Phneo sells Powerball tickets to Billy Fulginiti, of Philadelphia for himself and his coworkers, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Norn Phneo sells Powerball tickets to Billy Fulginiti, of Philadelphia for himself and his coworkers, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Convenience store clerk Woody Amlak inserts customer Javon Lee's Powerball numbers into a machine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Lee, a manager of a local McDonald's restaurant who was playing Powerball for the first time, picked the numbers using a combination of family members' birthdays and addresses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Convenience store clerk Woody Amlak inserts customer Javon Lee's Powerball numbers into a machine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Lee, a manager of a local McDonald's restaurant who was playing Powerball for the first time, picked the numbers using a combination of family members' birthdays and addresses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • A customer at the Express Way on East Main Street in El Dorado, Ark. fills in his lucky numbers on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for a chance to win the record setting Powerball jackpot. As Americans went on a ticket-buying spree, the Powerball jackpot rose to $550 million Wednesday, enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to purchase a shot at the second-largest payout in U.S. history. (AP Photo/The El Dorado News-Times, Michael Orrell)

    A customer at the Express Way on East Main Street in El Dorado, Ark. fills in his lucky numbers on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for a chance to win the record setting Powerball jackpot. As Americans went on a ticket-buying spree, the Powerball jackpot rose to $550 million Wednesday, enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to purchase a shot at the second-largest payout in U.S. history. (AP Photo/The El Dorado News-Times, Michael Orrell)

  • Powerball numbers are chosen in the drawing at the Florida Lottery on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The numbers drawn in the $579.9-million game were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
  • Powerball on-air talent Sam Arlen, right, is given a countdown before the start of the drawing at the Florida Lottery on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The numbers drawn in the $579.9-million game were: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
  • Sharon Long double checks her Powerball numbers as she stands in line in a convenience store in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Long, a customer service representative for a plumbing company, picked numbers that her sister asked her to play with. If she wins the jackpot with her sister's numbers, "I'm not sharing," she jokingly added. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
  • A sign showing the new Powerball jackpot amount stands beside US 1 highway in Homestead, Fla., Wednesday, Nob. 28, 2012. The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $550 million, the second-largest payout in U.S. history. Tickets are selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide. That's about six times the volume from a week ago. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
  • Benita Lewis, 41, of Atlanta, right, buys a Powerball lottery ticket from store worker Bryant Kim, at a convenience store, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Atlanta. "I did feel nervous buying it like I could be the one," says Lewis. "I'm going to retire and pay off all my family's debt, immediate family, I got to that back, immediate family's debt." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Norn Phneo sells Powerball tickets to Billy Fulginiti, of Philadelphia for himself and his coworkers, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Convenience store clerk Woody Amlak inserts customer Javon Lee's Powerball numbers into a machine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Lee, a manager of a local McDonald's restaurant who was playing Powerball for the first time, picked the numbers using a combination of family members' birthdays and addresses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
  • A customer at the Express Way on East Main Street in El Dorado, Ark. fills in his lucky numbers on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for a chance to win the record setting Powerball jackpot. As Americans went on a ticket-buying spree, the Powerball jackpot rose to $550 million Wednesday, enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to purchase a shot at the second-largest payout in U.S. history. (AP Photo/The El Dorado News-Times, Michael Orrell)

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EASTHAMPTON — Resident Joseph Civitarese cashed a scratch ticket worth a few bucks at College Highway Variety Wednesday afternoon, but the ticket he was really hoping to get lucky on was the Powerball ticket in his pocket that could be worth $550 million. And he wasn’t alone. Lottery retailers around the country were busy as regular and occasional lottery players …

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