$600M Powerball Jackpot Becomes Second Largest in U.S. History

D.C. woman is celebrating million-dollar win

Friday, May 17, 2013  |  Updated 10:49 PM EDT
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Powerball Jackpot Now $600M

Jacqueline Hull won $1 million from the D.C. Lottery playing the "Black II" scratch-off game.

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The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing. Lottery officials say the big prize now sits at $600 million.

The $600 million prize is the largest in the multi-state game's history, beating out last November's $587.6 million jackpot.

No one won Wednesday's drawing, causing the jackpot to soar.

Meanwhile, one D.C. woman is celebrating this weekend: Jacqueline Hull picked up million-dollar winnings at the D.C. Lottery office on Friday.

She won the prize playing a scratch-off game last weekend. Hull is the second person in two months to win a million dollars from the D.C. "Black II" game.

She said she would use the money to refinance her home and send her child to college.

With the jackpot continuing to grow, Saturday's Powerball could become the largest in U.S. history. Currently, a Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million holds that record, CNN reports.

Odds of winning Saturday's drawing are about 1 in 175 million.

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