According to Powerball officials the huge record jackpot was won and was worth $579.9 million by the time of the drawing.

Lottery officials confirmed that there were two winning tickets, one was bought in Missouri and the other in Arizona. It was unclear early Thursday morning at the time of this writing where in the two states the winning tickets were sold.

The winning Poweball numbers were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball 6.

Just hours before the drawing tickets were selling very fast at about 130,ooo every minute. That means that 7.8 million tickets were bought per hour and ticket buyers spending $15.6 million per hour for a chance to win the record jackpot.

Estimates also show that 90 percent of the tickets bought were quick picks.