(NEWSER) – The jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing is already the highest jackpot in US history, and it's likely it could soon become the country's first $1 billion jackpot. 

Michigan Live reports the jackpot is up to $800 million—an increase of $100 million in the past 24 hours. If the current pace of ticket sales continues, it should hit $1 billion by the drawing this evening. The previous high jackpot was $656 million for a MegaMillions game back in 2012, according to CNN.

There have now been 18 straight Powerball drawings without a winner, dating back to Nov. 7.

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