The Powerball jackpot is climbing again, and fast. In just a few weeks the estimated jackpot has ballooned to $360 million, making it the third-largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest ever. Here’s a look at the top 10 world-record lottery jackpots.
1 $656.0 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (3 tickets from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
2 $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (2 tickets from Arizona and Missouri)
3$390.0 million, Mega Millions, March 6, 2007 (2 tickets from Georgia and New Jersey)
4$380.0 million, Mega Millions, Jan. 4, 2011 (2 tickets from Idaho and Washington)
5$365.0 million, Powerball, Feb. 18, 2006 (1 ticket from Nebraska)
6$363.0 million, The Big Game, May 9, 2000 (2 tickets from Illinois and Michigan)
7Estimated $360 million, Powerball, (drawing tonight; jackpot could grow)
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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