Powerball jackpot reaches $600 million

May 17, 2013 at 1:23 PM

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The Powerball jackpot climbed to $600 million -- the second-largest prize in U.S. history -- after no one won the most recent drawing, officials said.

There were no winners in Wednesday evening's drawing, which means the jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $550 million, CNN reported.

The largest jackpot in U.S. history was a $656 million prize in a Mega Millions game that was split among the holders of three tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland in March 2012, followed by a Powerball jackpot of $587.6 million jackpot in November that was won by players in Arizona and Missouri.

Powerball, which costs $2 to play, is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There is a 1-in-175-million chance of winning the game.

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