Powerball jackpot now at record-setting $600 million

Powerball jackpot now at record-setting $600 million

Powerball jackpot now at record-setting $600 million

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by Associated Press & KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot has jumped to $600 million, a major climb just one day before its next drawing.

Ticket sales have soared as the frenzy grows for a chance to win the big prize. The next drawing will take place Saturday night.

Mary Neubauer, spokeswoman for the Iowa Lottery, said the jackpot number broke the record for largest jump between drawings. It previously belonged to a Powerball jackpot in November 2012, when the jackpot jumped $260 million to reach the previous all-time Powerball jackpot record of $587.5 million.

The new jackpot has a $376.9 million cash option.

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