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Powerball jackpot increased to $600M
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing continues to grow.
The Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the game for 45 lotteries including Louisiana's, said Friday the jackpot climbs to $600 million, the highest ever for the game.
The cash value of the May 18 jackpot is $376.9 million.
Louisiana has had 14 Powerball jackpot winners since joining the game in 1995, most recently in July 2010 with a jackpot of $85.7 million.
The largest Powerball jackpot ever won is $587.5 million in November 2012, which was split between two winning tickets.
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