Top 10 biggest jackpot prizes ever won!

Top 10 biggest jackpot prizes ever won!
Written By
Lebo
Published on
21 Jan 2022

Your life could change in a matter of minutes by winning a record-breaking jackpot. The USA Powerball and Mega Millions are the two biggest lottery games in the world.

The largest jackpot ever reached could have placed the individual winner among the world’s wealthiest people, with a bank balance to rival some of the wealthiest people in the world.

Mega Millions - $648 Million

Two Mega Millions players from California and Georgia purchased the winning tickets that amounted to $648 Million (which is over R9 Billion in South Africa). One of the winners was Ira Curry. She selected the cash option, which amounted to $173,819,742.50 (which is over R2 Billion in South Africa) before tax.

Mega Millions - $656 Million

Mega Millions made history on March 30, 2012, with the world’s largest prize in any jackpot game to that specific date: $656 Million (which is over R10 Billion in South Africa) the jackpot was won by three lucky winners from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

USA Powerball - $685 Million

The winner for this jackpot of $685 Million (which is over R10 Billion in South Africa) has not been identified yet. The lucky winner purchased the ticket in California. According to California’s Lottery’s winner’s handbook, the winner’s full name will be a matter of public record.

USA Powerball - $687.8 Million

Two lucky winners from New York and Iowa, both won an equal share of the jackpot amounting to $343.9 Million (which is over R5 Billion in South Africa).

USA Powerball - $731.1 Million

This jackpot win made its way into the Hall of Fame of the USA Powerball’s largest jackpot. A single ticket won the whole $731.1 Million (which is over R11 Billion in South Africa). This was also the first time U.S. Powerball and Mega Millions offered jackpots higher than $700 million at the same time.

USA Powerball - $758.7 Million

Mavis Wanczyk was the third-largest jackpot winner in history for the USA Powerball. She chose to take a cash lump sum of $480.5 Million (which is over R7 Billion in South Africa).

USA Powerball - $768 Million

One of the youngest USA Powerball winners is also one of the biggest Powerball winners of all time. Manuel Franco from Wisconsin won $768.4 Million (which is over R11 Billion in South Africa).

Mega Millions - $1.05 Billion

An Oakland Country lottery club won the prize. They chose to receive it in a one-time lump sum of about $776 Million (which is R11 Billion in South Africa). After-tax deductions the club received $557 Million (which is over R8 Billion in South Africa), this is the largest jackpot prize ever won in Michigan, and the third-largest in the United States.

Mega Millions - $1.537 Billion

This is the second time ever that any lottery price passed the billion mark. In South Carolina, a lucky ticket holder claimed the $1.537 Billion jackpot. The cash option was $878 Million (which is over R13 Trillion in South Africa)

USA Powerball - $1.586 Billion

Powerball holds the record for the largest prize ever in lottery history. The jackpot of $1.586 Billion (which is over R24 Trillion in South Africa) was split in three ways, the winning tickets were from California, Florida and Tennessee.

You could be the winner that becomes one of the South African record-breaking jackpot winners with LottoStar’s Mega Millions and USA Powerball. Place a bet now with your six lucky numbers and you stand a chance to win mind-blowing payouts of over R800 Million.

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