Biggest U.S. lottery jackpots

Published On: Nov 28 2012 08:21:40 AM PST   Updated On: Jul 27 2016 08:46:24 AM PDT

Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot, currently at $422 million, is pretty big, but it still falls just short of making the top 10 all-time U.S. lottery jackpots.

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1. $1.586 billion (Powerball) -- Won in January 2016 by three tickets purchased in California, Florida and Tennessee. This is noted as the largest cash payout in American lottery history.

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