published Friday, May 17th, 2013

Powerball jackpot jumps to $600 million, highest in game’s history

ATLANTA — Powerball now has the highest jackpot in the game’s history. Georgia Lottery officials announced today that strong sales have bumped Saturday’s Powerball jackpot from an estimated $550 million to an estimated $600 million.

The current jackpot is the largest in Powerball history and the second largest jackpot in U.S. history.

Additionally, Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $190 million.

The combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are a U.S. record at $790 million.

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