Winning Powerball numbers drawn; Local residents hopeful they had winning ticket

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The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night for the Powerball Jackpot are 16, 20, 37, 44, 62, and the Powerball is 12.

CBS News reports the winning ticket for the $768 million jackpot was sold in New Berlin, Wisconsin, according to Powerball early Thursday.

A one-time cash payout for the money would be about $465 million.

There was ‘Powerball Fever’ across the country Wednesday and right here in Acadiana, with everyone hoping that they had the winning ticket.

Lottery officials tell CBS News, that Wednesday’s drawing was the third largest lottery jackpot in United States history, and Powerball’s second-largest of all time.

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