Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Powerball tickets, right, along with other lotto tickets are seen Thursday, May 16, 2013, at a convenience store in Orlando, Fla. The prize estimated around $600 million is the third largest in lottery history, and the winning numbers will be drawn on Saturday.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

Powerball jackpot grows to $600 million

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball officials say the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $600 million, making it the largest prize in the game's history and the world's second largest lottery prize.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Lottery officials say the prize is growing quickly Friday because so many people have been purchasing the $2 tickets. The jackpot has grown by an estimated $236 million since the last drawing on Wednesday.

The last jackpot was won on March 30, so it's been growing for about six weeks. The next drawing is Saturday night.

The largest jackpot ever was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in March 2012. The prize was split three ways with winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 175 million.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement