The world’s 10 highest lottery jackpots

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing is predicted to be at least $400 million, which would put it in the top five of the largest lottery jackpots of all time.

Here’s a look at the world’s 10 highest jackpots and where the winners were from:

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

2. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (1 ticket from Florida)

3. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (2 tickets from Arizona and Missouri)

4. $400 million, Powerball, (drawing scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7; jackpot could grow)

5. $390.0 million, Mega Millions, March 6, 2007 (2 tickets from Georgia and New Jersey)

6. $380.0 million, Mega Millions, Jan. 4, 2011 (2 tickets from Idaho and Washington)

7. $365.0 million, Powerball, Feb. 18, 2006 (1 ticket from Nebraska)

8. $363.0 million, The Big Game, May 9, 2000 (2 tickets from Illinois and Michigan)

9. $340.0 million, Powerball, Oct. 19, 2005 (1 ticket from Oregon)

10. $338.3 million, Powerball, March 23, 2013 (1 ticket from New Jersey)

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Sources: AP archives and http://www.powerball.com

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