Winning the lottery can be very exciting. It doesn’t matter if you win the Powerball, Mega Millions or some other kind of lottery, winning is winning. You can win small lottery jackpots or big ones. Of course, winning the big jackpot is everyone’s dream. One thing is for sure – winning the lottery can change your life!
Check out these Top 10 Highest Lottery Jackpots of All Times:
10th Place – $399,400,000
In South Carolina, there was a winner for $399.4 million with the Powerball on September 18th, 2013. The winner decided to remain anonymous. They also did not reveal as to if they decided to keep the cash or either the annuity.
9th Place – $414,000,000
In Florida and in Maryland, on March 18th, 2014 there was two wins with the Mega Millions being at $414 million dollars. The cash value payout was $230.9 million.
8th Place – $425,300,000
In California on February 19th, 2014 with the Powerball, there was a big win with $425.3 million. The cash value for this big win was $230.9 million.
7th Place – $448,000,000
This lottery win was special because two people from New Jersey won but also another winner from Minnesota shared the jackpot. On August 7th, 2013 with the Powerball the big win was $448 million. The cash payout for the win was $258 million.
6th Place – $564,100,000
The $564.1 million win with the Powerball on Feb 11th, 2015 was another special one. The reason why was because it was won in North Carolina and in Texas. Surprisingly, it was also won in Puerto Rico. This was one of the largest jackpots that had happened since 2013.
5th Place – $564,100,000
In Arizona and in Missouri, on November 28th, 2012 with the Powerball, the big win was $564.1 Million. At that time, this was considered to be the 2nd largest win with the USA lottery.
4th Place – $590,500,000
In Florida, on May 18th, 2013 with the Powerball ticket the big win was $590.5 million. This means that Gloria MacKenzie of Zephyrhills, holds the record for the biggest single winning lottery ticket prize. It also makes it the 4th biggest in regards to cash value at a staggering $370.9 million.
3rd Place – $648,000,000
In California and in Georgia, on December 17th, 2013 with the Mega Millions, the big win was $648 million. The cash value of this win was $347.6 million.
2nd Place – $656,000,000
Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million dollars. On March 30th, 2012 3 of the winning tickets were sold at Kansas, Illinois and in Maryland. This makes it one of the largest cash payouts in the world ever with $474 million.
1st Place – $1,584,000,000
Now, the last one on the list and that makes the number one spot, on Jan 13th 2016 3 lucky winners hit the world’s largest jackpot to date with lump sum of $327.8 million for each winning ticket. Winners arrived from California, Florida and Tennessee to claim the rewards after millions of people from all over the world did whatever they could to put their hands on Powerball tickets. Some winners in the giant jackpot arrived from online lottery websites such as The Lotter which once again proves to give everybody a fair chance of winning America’s biggest lottery jackpots.
The only downfall is the tax that comes with winning but hey, you have way more then you did before you won the jackpot – right? Know that you will have to do taxes if you win the lottery but don’t let that discourage you from going after your dreams. Again, you never know when you might win the big one!