Winning numbers for the $620 million Powerball revealed

UPDATE: The winning Powerball numbers are 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, and Powerball 22.

The Mega Millions may be over, but there is still a $620 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs tonight.

Wednesday night's $620 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.

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

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.

There is still time to purchase Powerball ticket, as the cut-off for purchasing is 10 p.m. The drawing will be at 10:59 p.m.


Some information from the Associated Press (AP)