• Didn't win Mega Millions? Powerball jackpot up to $602M


    DES MOINES, Iowa - Never has the sixth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history seemed so small.

    Wednesday night's $602 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.

    Wednesday's winning Powerball numbers are: 56 53 45 21 3 - 22. 

    Only five lottery jackpots have been larger, but with two giant prizes in one week, it's hard not to compare.

    [RELATED: Winning $1.5B Mega Millions ticket sold in Simpsonville, SC]

    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.

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