DETROIT - Strong ticket sales have boosted tonight's Powerball lottery jackpot to an estimated $425 million.
The jackpot is the fourth-biggest for any U.S. lottery, and the third-largest for the Powerball. The numbers will be drawn at 11 p.m. eastern time.
The largest jackpot ever stands at $656 million, which was in the Mega Million game, drawn in March of 2012. That prize was split among winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois.
The biggest Powerball jackpot single-winner of $590 million was claimed in June by an 84-year-old Florida woman.
Powerball tickets are sold in 43 states, and drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays.
1 of 11
2 of 11
3 of 11
4 of 11
5 of 11
6 of 11
7 of 11
5. $564 million -- (Powerball) The Feb. 11, 2015, Powerball jackpot jumped from $500 million the afternoon of the drawing to an estimated $564 million by the time the numbers were chosen. The numbers drawn were 25, 11, 54, 13, 39 - Powerball: 19. The winning jackpot tickets were sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico, said Alex Traverso, California Lottery spokesman.
8 of 11
9 of 11
10 of 11
11 of 11
Copyright 2013 by ClickOnDetroit.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.