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The Latest: Winning $768M Powerball ticket sold in Wisconsin

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A billboard promotes an estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, March 27.2019. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the Powerball jackpot (all times local):

12:30 a.m.

A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

A statement on the Powerball website says that due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of $477 million. It was originally estimated to be the 4th largest jackpot.

The numbers announced Wednesday are 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball number is 12.

Seven tickets matched all five white balls, but missed matching the red Powerball to win a $1 million prize.

Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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10:05 p.m.

The winning numbers have been drawn for the $750 million Powerball jackpot.

The numbers announced Wednesday are 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball number is 12.

Lottery officials say it may take a few hours to determine if there is a winner.

The $750 million is the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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2:30 p.m.

After months without a winner, lottery players will have another shot at a Powerball jackpot that has soared to a massive $750 million.

The Powerball drawing will be Wednesday night, giving those who buy a $2 ticket a chance at winning the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

Although the prize has grown steadily since the last jackpot winner on Dec. 26, the odds of matching the five white balls and single Powerball remain a staggering one in 292.2 million.

The $750 million estimated figure refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. Nearly all grand prize winners opt for the cash prize, which for Wednesday's drawing would be an estimated $465.5 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

A billboard promotes an estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, March 27.2019. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)
A billboard promotes an estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, March 27.2019. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)