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Winning Powerball tickets sold in Arizona, Missouri

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(CBS) - A few folks are waking up a lot richer today.

Winning tickets for the Powerball lottery were purchased in Arizona and Missouri. The jackpot rose to a record $579.9 million dollars ahead of last night's drawing.

The large prize sent people out on a buying spree. The Powerball sold 130,000 tickets a minute over the past few days. The cash option pays out nearly $380 million dollars. Powerball tickets are sold in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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