Didn't win Mega Millions? Powerball jackpot up to $620M

Didn't win Mega Millions? Powerball jackpot up to $620M
Posted at 3:15 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 23:14:41-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers for Wednesday night's Powerball $620 million jackpot are 56, 53, 45, 21, 03 with Powerball 22 

Wednesday night's $620 million Powerball jackpot looks 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 , but with two giant prizes in one week, it's hard not to compare.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 292.2 million. Despite the tough odds, they're actually a little better than the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

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

Powerball's current estimated $620 million prize refers to the annuity option paid over 29 years. Most winners take the cash option, which would be $354.3 million.