Plant City man wins $3 million in Mega Million drawing

Fredrick Soto
October 28, 2018

The winning numbers for the $687.8 million prize are 8-12-13-19-27 and a Powerball of 4.

The largest lotto drawing in US history remains a $1.59 billion Powerball from January 2016.

The pool that 87-year-old Earl Livingston joined included 141 other people - and it included a $1 million winning ticket. The next drawing will be held on Saturday at 11 p.m. EST. A victor who opted for cash would get $428.6 million.

A woman sells a Powerball ticket in SC. It's not immediately clear if there is a victor for the fourth-largest jackpot in USA history.

Before the Mega Millions drawing, lottery officials had been reporting an expected $1.6 billion jackpot, based on estimates tied to historical patterns, lottery spokeswoman Carole Bober Gentry said on Wednesday.

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

The patient was brought to the hospital after he'd been hurt trying to buy a lottery ticket, so the employees, while taking care of his injuries, also took care of getting him a ticket.

The second-largest ever is this past week's Mega Millions and the third-largest is a $758 million Powerball from August 2017. Her ticket matched the first five numbers, missing only the Mega Ball number.

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