US Powerball lottery leaps to $750-M after massive Mega Millions jackpot

A lucky ticket holder in SC hit the $1.6bn (about R22.9bn) jackpot in the USA when the numbers for the Mega Millions lottery were announced.

This week's winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.

Four tickets with Megaplier matched four of the first five numbers but not the Megaball to win $1,500 each.

The winning numbers are 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 and a powerball number of 22.

Saturday's jackpot is now up to $750 million.

The estimated $602.5 million jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing will be the sixth-largest lottery prize in US history.

There was no victor of the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night, but there was one big victor of a smaller prize in the Valley.

This is the fourth largest jackpot in lottery history.

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Lottery officials say seven tickets from Tuesday's drawing sold in Minnesota were $10,000 winners. After the drawing, lottery officials rolled back the jackpot total to $1.537 billion, based on actual ticket sales.

The lump sum cash payout is estimated at $428.6 million.

"It is an exciting time to be a lottery player", Powerball product group chairman and New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden said before the drawing on October 25, CBS News reported.

Patel said lottery ticket sales were brisk leading up to Tuesday and he has no idea who bought the victor.

No one won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million, the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in US history.

Rolfe Hughes, a Simpsonville resident, said he's driven passed the station a "million times", but he'd never bought a lottery ticket.

A single ticket sold in SC matched all numbers in the historic drawing to make the lucky holder of the ticket rich beyond belief.

The phenomenal win would only make them an actual billionaire if they take the prize in annual instalments over three decades and hang on to the bulk of the money.

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