Lottery Mania Sweeps Over the Midlands

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) COLUMBIA,S.C., --

The odds of winning may have been 1 in 176 million but it didn't keep thousands from standing in lines in convenience stores here at home and across the country for the chance to get their piece of the large pie.

Raj Parikh, owner of the Shiv Food Mart on Whaley Street says this is the most popular lottery he has ever seen. Wednesday his store was packed from front to back as people tried their luck on the record setting powerball jackpot.

It could be several days before we find out if anyone in the 40 states that participated won some or all of the jackpot. Of course, if no one wins the amount will get even higher.

Here are the winning numbers from Wednesday night's drawing:

05-23-16-22-29 and the Powerball was 06.
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