HUFFINGTON POST
11/28/2012 11:01 pm ET Updated Nov 29, 2012

Winning Powerball Numbers November 28: 5, 23, 16, 22, 29, 6

The winning numbers for the Powerball lottery drawing on Nov. 28 are 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and the Powerball number is 6.

The Powerball jackpot Wednesday night stood at $550 million. It is the largest jackpot in the multi-state lottery's history. There have been no jackpot winners since Oct. 6.

A nationwide surge in ticket purchases spurred the enormous prize.

The lottery, which is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has sold out of tickets in some locations. Many players crossed state lines for a chance to win.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175 million. A person is more likely to become President of the United States, date a supermodel or become a movie star than win the jackpot.

Because there are multiple ways to win prizes in Powerball, one's chances of winning some amount of money are actually pretty good: About 1 in 32.

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