Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Business | By Eloise Houston

Patient gets in hospital lottery pool and wins $1 million

Patient gets in hospital lottery pool and wins $1 million

The Powerball numbers 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 and a Powerball of 22 were drawn on Wednesday night.

A woman sells a Powerball ticket in SC.

The buyer of the ticket beat the odds of 1 in 303 million to win the Mega Millions drawing for one of the largest jackpots in USA history.

When the numbers were drawn that night, it turned out Livingston - with a $2 buy-in - and 141 hospital employees had won $1 million, with their ticket just one number off a flawless match.

The drawing on Saturday is the fourth-largest lotto total ever.

"We all got a text saying we got a million-dollar ticket", Kraemer said. It's not immediately clear if there is a victor for the fourth-largest jackpot in USA history.

Earl Livingston, 87, left home to buy a ticket for the historic $1.6 billion jackpot but on his way to the store, he slipped and fell.

If someone wins the Powerball on Saturday they will have the option of an immediate cash payment of $428.6 million, or the $750 million prize paid out over 29 years, according to the lottery.

Powerball has climbed since the last winning ticket took home the jackpot in NY in August.

There were 36 second-tier winners, those who picked five winning numbers but did not match the Mega Ball.

Each Powerball ticket is $2.

Several states allow online ticket purchases, but they prohibit out-of-state and foreign purchases.

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