Powerball jackpot soars to $800 million

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 13:24:04-05

The estimated jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is now at $800 million.

This Powerball, which has a $496 million cash option, is the largest lottery jackpot in nearly a year.

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No one has won Powerball's biggest prize since Nov. 4. The biggest jackpot was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in 2012. 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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Powerball is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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