Numbers drawn for $750 million Powerball, third-largest in game history

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No tickets matched the six numbers drawn in the Powerball lottery on Wednesday, sending the jackpot to $750 million, the fourth largest in US history and the second astronomical jackpot this week.

While there was no grand prize victor, seven players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million as well.

The Mega Millions jackpot had reached $1.5 billion when Kelley Brooks' husband texted her, reminding her to get a ticket for that night's drawing. "We're also buying a lottery ticket'".

The lump sum cash payout is estimated at $428.6 million. Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

The 87-year-old fell and broke his hip Tuesday while heading out to buy a lottery ticket in southern New Jersey.

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The lucky victor or winners hit a jackpot worth $1.54 billion in estimated annuity value (or $878 million in cash).

The Powerball jackpot has rolled over since it was last won in August, the lottery said. Most were rewarded with a $1 million prize, but two of them, in Florida and Texas, added a Megaplier option, tripling their winnings to $3 million.

The Virginia Lottery said in a statement that the chances of matching the first five numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in 12,607,306.

The next Lotto 47 drawing is Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.2 million. Tickets cost $2 each.

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