Powerball jackpot rolls to $750 million


COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – The nationwide Powerball jackpot drawing will take place Wednesday night and someone could stroll away with a whopping $750 million!

No one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing to take home more than $600 million.

The current jackpot is the fourth largest in U.S. history.

South Carolina lottery players have been on a lucky streak. SC lottery officials say four players in the last week have come within one number of winning the jackpot.

Tickets sold in Indian Land and Mauldin won $2 million, and $1 million was won in Columbia and Goose Creek by matching five out of the first six numbers drawn.

According to a press release Wednesday, lottery officials report the Goose Creek winner won with a quick pick. They say he called his parents and grandparents after checking his winning ticket to find he was a millionaire.

If there is a sole winner during Wednesday night’s drawing, then he or she can either receive the prize in annuity payments or take the $465.5 lump sum option.

You still have time to pick up a ticket. Players have until 9:59 p.m. to play before the winning numbers are drawn at 10:59 p.m.

Powerball tickets cost $2 and available at most convenience stores and grocery stores. You must pay with cash.

Players may pay an extra $1 to purchase the multiplier option, PowerPlay, which will multiply non-jackpot prizes, excluding the Match 5 prize, by the multiplier drawn.

Good luck!


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