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 + Powerball||0||Jackpot|
|Match 5 White Balls||0||$1 million|
|Match 4 White Balls + Powerball||2||$50,000|
|Match 4 White Balls||79||$100|
|Match 3 White Balls + Powerball||222||$100|
|Match 3 White Balls||5,549||$7|
|Match 2 White Balls + Powerball||4,552||$7|
|Match 1 White Ball + Powerball||35,286||$4|
|Match 5 White Balls with Power Play||0||$2 million|
|Match 4 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play||0||$100,000|
|Match 4 White Balls with Power Play||11||$200|
|Match 3 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play||15||$200|
|Match 3 White Balls with Power Play||461||$14|
|Match 2 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play||375||$14|
|Match 1 White Ball + Powerball with Power Play||2,922||$8|
|Match Powerball with Power Play||6,572||$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: