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A look at the top 10 world record lottery jackpots

Wednesday - 5/15/2013, 4:57am  ET

The Associated Press

The Powerball jackpot is climbing again, and fast. In just a few short weeks, the jackpot has ballooned to $360 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot ever.

Here's a look at the top 10 world record lottery jackpots:

  1. $656.0 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (3 tickets from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

  2. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (2 tickets from Arizona and Missouri)

  3. $390.0 million, Mega Millions, March 6, 2007 (2 tickets from Georgia and New Jersey)

  4. $380.0 million, Mega Millions, Jan. 4, 2011 (2 tickets from Idaho and Washington)

  5. $365.0 million, Powerball, Feb. 18, 2006 (1 ticket from Nebraska)

  6. $363.0 million, The Big Game, May 9, 2000 (2 tickets from Illinois and Michigan)

  7. Estimated $360 million, Powerball, (drawing scheduled for Wednesday, May 15; jackpot could grow)

  8. $340.0 million, Powerball, Oct. 19, 2005 (1 ticket from Oregon)

  9. $338.3 million, Powerball, March 23, 2013 (1 ticket from New Jersey)

  10. $337.0 million, Powerball, Aug. 15, 2012 (1 ticket from Michigan)

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