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

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

May 17th, 2013 by Wire Service and Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

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.