Powerball Jackpot Goes to $295 Million

Powerball Lottery ticket machines got a workout as near-record numbers of people bought chances at a $295-million jackpot.

The jackpot for the drawing in Des Moines, the host of the game played in 21 states and the District of Columbia, was the second-highest in Powerball history and the third-largest lottery jackpot in the U.S.

The winning numbers were 8-17-22-42-47 with Powerball 21. It was not immediately known if there were any winning tickets.

"I just hope someone wins soon," said Delicia Thompson, a cashier in Lincoln, Neb. "You can't get anything done besides Powerball."

The odds of winning are 1 in 80 million, but that didn't stop customers from driving 250 miles from Austin, Texas, to pick up tickets in Louisiana, one vendor said.

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