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Press Releases

2000 Press Releases

February 25, 2000
"BIGGEST IN THE WORLD" POWERBALL® JACKPOT ALERT

  POWERBALL® currently has the biggest jackpot in the world. The POWERBALL® jackpot for Saturday, February 26, has an estimated annuity jackpot value of $83 million.

Following is a sample of some other large Lottery jackpots as provided by MUSL (Multi-State Lottery Association).  Please note that all lotteries with similar jackpots may not be listed.

Jackpot Amount
Lottery (US dollars)
Powerball $83 million
Pennsylvania Super 6 $31 million
Massachusetts Lotto $25 million
Ohio $24 million
Italy $17 million*
Florida $15 million
Illinois $15 million
Big Game $12 million
Washington $12 million
United Kingdom $11.2 million*
Michigan $11 million

 *Denotes lump sum cash amount