Two $50,000 winning Powerball lottery tickets sold in Michigan

Jackpot climbs to $750 million

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DETROIT – Although no one hit the jackpot after Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, two $50,000 prize-winning tickets were sold in Michigan. 

The Michigan Lottery has not revealed where those tickets were sold. The numbers drawn Wednesday were 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, and the Powerball was 22.

The Powerball jackpot now has climbed to $750 million ahead of Saturday night's drawing. On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked nearly insignificant given all the attention lavished on the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in South Carolina on Tuesday. But with two giant prizes in one week, it was hard not to compare.

Only three lottery jackpots have been larger than the next Powerball prize.

Here is the breakdown of winning tickets in Michigan after Wednesday's drawing: 

Match 5 White Balls + Powerball0Jackpot
Match 5 White Balls0$1 million
Match 4 White Balls + Powerball2$50,000
Match 4 White Balls79$100
Match 3 White Balls + Powerball222$100
Match 3 White Balls5,549$7
Match 2 White Balls + Powerball4,552$7
Match 1 White Ball + Powerball35,286$4
Match Powerball84,851$4
Match 5 White Balls with Power Play0$2 million
Match 4 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play0$100,000
Match 4 White Balls with Power Play11$200
Match 3 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play15$200
Match 3 White Balls with Power Play461$14
Match 2 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play375$14
Match 1 White Ball + Powerball with Power Play2,922$8
Match Powerball with Power Play6,572$8


Now lottery players will have a chance at securing an estimated $750 million jackpot in Saturday night's Powerball 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.

Here's a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold, according to the Associated Press:

  • $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
  • $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, South Carolina)
  • $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
  • $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
  • $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia)
  • $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida)
  • $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (two tickets, from Arizona and Missouri)
  • $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015 (three tickets, from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas)
  • $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire)
  • $543 million, Mega Millions, July 24, 2018 (one ticket, California)

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    Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.