Powerball Soars to $750 Million, 4th Largest Lottery Jackpot in U.S. History

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Come Wednesday, someone could be very, very rich

After there was no winner in Saturday's drawing, the Powerball lottery jackpot swelled to an estimated $750 million, the fourth-largest in U.S. history and the biggest this year. 

Your odds of winning? One in 292,201,338.

Last year, the Mega Millions jackpot hit $1.5 billion in October before a single person won the grand prize. After months of mystery, the winner, a South Carolina woman, finally came forward earlier in March.

Though she's chosen to remain anonymous, which is allowed in South Carolina, she revealed in a statement from her lawyer, Jason Kurland, that she had donated a chunk of the change to charity.

Inside Edition previously spoke to Kurland, who advises big-bucks winners, about what to do if you hit it large. 

“First thing you do is stay quiet," Kurland told Inside Edition. "Don't tell your friends, don't tell your family. You have a couple of weeks before you come forward to the world. You need that time to be in the right mindset.

"You don't need people knocking on your door asking for handouts before you even have the money," he added. 

Kurland also said you should make sure you sign your winning ticket right away.

“If that's not signed and God forbid you lose it, and someone else signs it and brings it in, it's their ticket," he said. 


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