May 16, 2013
PowerBall® Jackpot Jumps to $550 Million
Largest Combined Jackpot Ever
Due to high sales, the PowerBall® jackpot has increased to $550 million, with a lump sum payment of $350.1 million for Saturday's drawing. It will likely continue to climb and could even break the record for the largest PowerBall® jackpot in the history of the game.
November 28, 2012 was the largest PowerBall® jackpot drawing of $587,500,000. The largest jackpot ever was the Mega Millions® jackpot of $656,000,000 on March 30, 2012.
Combined with the $190 million Mega Millions® jackpot, the collective $740 million PowerBall® and Mega Millions® jackpot is the largest ever in the nation.