Powerball numbers drawn for $750M jackpot

Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

The winning numbers were 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, and the Powerball was 22. A $750-million jackpot, the fourth largest in USA history and the second astronomical jackpot this week, will be at stake during the Powerball drawing on Saturday.

The ticketholder of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot in Simpsonville, South Carolina, has still not been identified.

The drawing on Saturday is the fourth-largest lotto total ever.

That means the drawing on Saturday Oct. 27 will be worth $750 million with a cash option of $428.6 million.

An elderly man's broken hip turned out to be his lucky break after he ended up winning the lottery.

The town of 22,000, about 14 miles from Greenville, was abuzz as people clamored to learn more about the victor, but in SC, the person who hit the jackpot can opt to remain anonymous. The jackpot was won by a single ticket in SC.

Lo and behold, when the drawing took place Tuesday night, the hospital pool won $1 million.

The Powerball jackpot has rolled over since it was last won in August, the lottery said.

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. His ticket did not match the Mega Ball, but did match all five of the white ball numbers. They ended up winning a million bucks.

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