Powerball now at $600 million for Saturday

2:42 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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The estimated Powerball jackpot for Saturday's lottery drawing has just been raised to $600 million.

The Powerball website displayed the increased amount at about 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

It was initially estimated to be $550 million Thursday afternoon after there was no winner in Wednesday's drawing. The cash value for the $600 million prize is $376.9 million.

The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was $656 million in the Mega Millions game in March 2012. That was split by three tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

Powerball is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A single ticket costs $2 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175 million.


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