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Powerball jackpot reaches all-time high

February 18, 2006


The Powerball jackpot has reached a new high of $365 million, the largest amount in U.S. lottery history.

The jackpot for today's drawing tops the previous lottery record of $363 million, which was won in 2000 by two ticket holders, one from Illinois and the other from Michigan.

Sales for the multistate game have been brisk across the nation, according to lottery officials.


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