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Powerball Jackpot Rises to $750M, Would Be 4th-Largest Win

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The Powerball lottery jackpot reached $750 million. (Dennizn/Dreamstime.com)

Thursday, 25 October 2018 08:15 AM

The Powerball jackpot rose to an estimated $750 million for Saturday night's drawing — potentially the fourth-largest win in U.S. lottery history.

A single ticket sold in South Carolina won a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night, making it the second-largest jackpot won.

A look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, South Carolina)

3. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

4. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

5. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia)

6. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida)

7. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (two tickets, from Arizona and Missouri)

8. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015 (three tickets, from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas)

9. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire)

10. $543 million, Mega Millions, July 24, 2018 (one ticket, California)

Sources: AP archives, www.megamillions.com and www.powerball.com

For the AP's complete coverage of the lottery: https://apnews.com/Lottery

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The Powerball jackpot rose to an estimated $750 million for Saturday night's drawing - potentially the fourth-largest win in U.S. lottery history.
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