Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $700M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend’s Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Powerball.com says Saturday’s drawing will be worth about $700 million. That’s because no one matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday night’s estimated $500 million jackpot.

Wednesday’s numbers were 2, 11, 47, 62 and 63, and the Powerball was 17.

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

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