Saturday's Powerball jackpot drawing is for an estimated $300 million, with a cash payout of $172.7 million.
A Bethune, South Carolina couple fell one number short of stopping the jackpot run last Saturday, collecting a $1 million prize this week.
Two unclaimed tickets worth $40,000 each were sold at the Oakbrook Express in Summerville, South Carolina and the Hot Spot #1201 in Easley, South Carolina for Wednesday night's drawing. Both tickets matched four white ball numbers and the red Powerball number (8, 24, 39, 49 and 59 PB: 5) with PowerPlay to win $40,000 when claimed.
But if it's the $290 million you're after, South Carolinians must purchase Powerball® tickets by 9:59 p.m. for Saturday's 10:59 p.m. drawing. Powerball tickets are $2 and available wherever tickets are sold.
The odds of winning the jackpot are long, about 1 in 176 million.
The Lottery urges everyone to please play responsibly.
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