Iowa The Powerball jackpot has reached a new high of $365 million - making it the largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
With no winner Wednesday, the multistate Powerball jackpot jumped for Saturday's drawing. The jackpot is expected to spark a frenzy of ticket sales.
"It's been crazy already," Jasmina Goretic, a clerk at a Dahl's Food Mart in Des Moines, said Thursday.
The Powerball jackpot tops the previous lottery record, which was $363 million for the Big Game - the forerunner of Mega Millions. It was won by two ticket holders in Illinois and Michigan in 2000.
Powerball's previous record of $340 million was won by an Oregon family in October.