Powerball Jackpot Soars to Estimated $700M

The estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball climbed to $700 million from $675 million Thursday, the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. 

No one matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday night's estimated $500 million jackpot. 

The previous record for a lottery was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in March 2012.

Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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