Biggest U.S. lottery jackpots

POSTED: 08:21 AM PST Nov 28, 2012    UPDATED: 08:25 AM PST Jan 12, 2016 

With Wednesday's Powerball drawing now set at $1.5 billion, the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, take a look at the current top 10 jackpots of all time.

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1. $656 million (Mega Millions) -- Won in March 2012 by three tickets purchased in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. This is noted as the largest cash payout in American lottery history.

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