Powerball jackpot increases to $600 million

Published On: May 16 2013 12:40:40 AM EDT
Updated On: May 17 2013 12:26:11 PM EDT
FL Lottery Powerball Lotto
ORLANDO, Fla. -

The Powerball jackpot will be at least $600 million during Saturday's drawing, making it the largest Powerball prize in history.

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No players matched all five numbers and the Powerball on Wednesday, allowing the jackpot to roll over to the next drawing.

The prize started out at $475 million and increased to $550 million on Thursday before jumping to $600 million on Friday.

The Powerball drawing will be Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Central Floridians can only see the drawing live on Local 6 just before the 11 p.m. newscast.

The 10 highest lottery jackpots previously have been

  1. $656.0 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (3 tickets from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
  2. Estimated $600 million, Powerball, (drawing scheduled for Saturday, May 18; jackpot could grow)
  3. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (2 tickets from Arizona and Missouri)
  4. $390.0 million, Mega Millions, March 6, 2007 (2 tickets from Georgia and New Jersey)
  5. $380.0 million, Mega Millions, Jan. 4, 2011 (2 tickets from Idaho and Washington)
  6. $365.0 million, Powerball, Feb. 18, 2006 (1 ticket from Nebraska)
  7. $363.0 million, The Big Game, May 9, 2000 (2 tickets from Illinois and Michigan)
  8. $340.0 million, Powerball, Oct. 19, 2005 (1 ticket from Oregon)
  9. $338.3 million, Powerball, March 23, 2013 (1 ticket from New Jersey)
  10. $337.0 million, Powerball, Aug. 15, 2012 (1 ticket from Michigan)

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