UPDATE: No winner in Wednesday’s $620 million Powerball drawing; jackpot climbs

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ No one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million _ the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

The next drawing will be Saturday.

Wednesday night’s $620 million Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny given all the attention lavished on the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in South Carolina on Tuesday.

Only five lottery jackpots have been larger than this Powerball, but with two giant prizes in one week, it’s hard not to compare.

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 11, when a man from Staten Island, New York, won $245.6 million.


UPDATE: No winning ticket was sold for Wednesday’s whopping $620 million Powerball jackpot, according to information posted on the Powerball website. The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing will be an estimated $750 million, with a cash payout estimated to be $428.6 million.

Wednesday night’s winning numbers were 56, 53, 45, 21, 3 and a Powerball of 22.


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It may not be as big as Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot, but Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing is packing a hefty chunk of change.

The Powerball jackpot stands at an estimated $620 million.

Wednesday night’s winning numbers are 56, 53, 45, 21, 3 and a Powerball of 22.

The Powerball has climbed since the last winning ticket in New York took home the jackpot in August, and it has had 20 drawings since then without a winner. Wednesday’s will be the third-largest Powerball jackpot.

The country has had lottery fever over the past several weeks as the Mega Millions jackpot climbed to about 1.6 billion (with a B). A person from South Carolina claimed that live-changing prize.

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