It just keeps going up and up. The number was already at a historical high, but it continues to climb. I'm talking, of course, about Powerball.

According to NBC Connecticut, Wednesday's jackpot was for $500 million and since then it has been going up, hitting historic highs. On Thursday it was at $700 million and by Friday morning it hit the $800 million mark. This is the biggest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. says that the cash value of the estimated jackpot is $496 million dollars before taxes. Not too bad.

Are you going to play Powerball this weekend? In case you win, make sure to check out our post with tips about what to do if you win.

Good luck!

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