The Powerball lottery game approved, then abandoned, changes that would have given ticket buyers better odds.
The Powerball jackpot is climbing again, and fast. In just a few short weeks, the jackpot has ballooned to $360 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot 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. Estimated $475 million, Powerball, (drawing scheduled for Saturday, May 18; jackpot could grow)
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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