NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The largest jackpot in U.S.lottery history continues to rise. The estimated prize was up to $700 million by late Thursday morning. The next drawing is Saturday night.
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.
Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
No one has won Powerball's biggest prize since Nov. 4.
The last time Powerball had grown this large was in February 2015, when three winners split a $564.1 million prize.
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