Powerball winning numbers: 8, 12, 13, 19, 27; Powerball 4

Powerball winning numbers: 8, 12, 13, 19, 27; Powerball 4

Lottery players will have a shot at the fourth-largest jackpot in USA history as numbers are drawn for the estimated $750 million Powerball game.

The third-largest Powerball drawing is in the books, so check your tickets. The ticket was sold in SC.

Even as stock markets sank again, one person (or group) made a lot of money this past week: the yet-to-be-identified holder of the single ticket that won the Mega Millions lottery.

For the victor, options include an immediate cash payment of $877.8 million, or the $1.537 billion prize paid out over 29 years.




Hoping to strike some luck, Earl Livingston, of Blackwood, New Jersey, headed to a nearby convenience store to buy a ticket for the $1.537 billion Mega Millions drawing. They ended up winning a million bucks.

Overall, there were 4,638,825 winners in the drawing who won at least $4 each. The game is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. Her ticket matched the first five numbers, missing only the Mega Ball number.

In the four days leading up to the drawing, about 370 million of the $2 Mega Millions tickets were sold in 44 US states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. EST.

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