Move over Mega Millions, it's time for Powerball. And, since nobody won last night by matching all six numbers, it looks like the jackpot will balloon to an estimated $750 million Saturday night — the third-largest in U.S. lottery history.

Our news partner, WZZM, reported the winning numbers on Wednesday night: 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 and Powerball 22. The next drawing is Saturday night, with the estimated cash option, generally preferred by winners, $428.6 million.  I could handle that.

Seven tickets were sold that matched the five white balls, which means a $1 million payout. They were sold in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Wisconsin.


Powerball last hit more than two months ago, when New Yorker Nandlall Mangal was the sole winner of $245.6 million.

By the way, the Mega Millions drawing is tonight for only $40 million. Too small to play?



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