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This one's $365 million

The Powerball jackpot has reached a new high of $365 million -- making it the largest in U.S. lottery history. A drawing tonight could produce a winner.

PREVIOUS LOTTERY RECORD: $363 million for the Big Game -- the forerunner of Mega Millions. It was won by two ticket holders in Illinois and Michigan in 2000.

POWERBALL'S PREVIOUS RECORD: $340 million, won by an Oregon family in October.

HOW TO PLAY: The tickets cost $1, and players try to match the six winning numbers.

WHERE TO PLAY: Powerball is played in South Carolina, Tennessee and 26 other states. It is also played in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ticket sales surged in South Carolina on Friday to $11,000 a minute, said John C.B. Smith, the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission's chairman.

ONLINE: Have more questions? Go to www.powerball.com.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, POWERBALL.COM

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