Biggest Lottery Winnings for 2018

Our updated biggest lottery winnings guide. Remember that a winning lottery strategy is about finding an edge not magically predicting the next draws numbers. It’s all about the math.

Spain’s Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad (Spanish Christmas Lottery) is generally considered to be the world’s largest lottery game, with the largest first prize/jackpot. In 2012, the first prize was €720 million (then US$941.8 million). The total prize pool in 2012 was €2.52 billion (US$3.297 billion). The tickets for this drawing have pre-printed five-digit numbers, with each set of numbers sold multiple times in series. For example, a ticket with the number “00001” was printed 180 times under different series numbers. This results in the top prize being split by multiple winners. The 2011 top prize of €720 million was paid out as €4 million (US$5.2 million) to each of the 180 tickets with the number 58268.[1] In 2016, the total prize pool was $2.310 billion (US$2.414 billion)[2][3]

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297 billion). The tickets for this drawing have pre-printed five-digit numbers, with each set of numbers sold multiple times in series. For example, a ticket with the number “00001” was printed 180 times under different series numbers. This results in the top prize being split by multiple winners. 2 million) to each of the 180 tickets with the number 58268. Nonresident U. S. Jackpot shares listed below are annuity amounts. Examples include the annuity structure of various games: while Mega Millions’ and Powerball’s annuity option each are 30 annual payments, Mega Millions’ annuity payments increase 5 percent yearly, while Powerball increases 4 percent yearly; this makes the Mega Millions’ annuity structure somewhat more “inflated”.

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August 23, 2017: The winning ticket was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts to Mavis Wanczyk, who won the largest jackpot with a single winner in American history. The 53-year old said she would retire early and that she immediately quit her job. $656 million Mega Millions

March 30, 2012: This jackpot had three winners.

A retired couple from Illinois, Merle and Patricia Butler, received one of the slices of the top prize. “We are just everyday people who have worked hard all our life.We just happened to hit it big,” Merle said. Patricia added that they planned to use “part of the winnings to do some real good.”

Another winning ticket was divided among a group of friends in Maryland who dubbed themselves the “Three Amigos.”

The third winner is still unknown. That ticket was purchased in Kansas, which is one of the states that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous. $648 million Mega Millions

December 17, 2013: Two winners split this jackpot, including Ira Curry, a Georgia woman, who said she bet on a combination of family birthdays.

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A winning ticket for the million grand prize was sold in Massachusetts, lottery officials said. 3. million Mega Millions 30, 2012: This jackpot had three winners. 8. million Mega Millions 8, 2016: A single winning ticket was sold in Indiana. 13. million Powerball 7, 2016: The one jackpot winner was drawn in New Jersey. 18. million Mega Millions 11, 2017: A single winning ticket was sold in Palos Heights, Illinois.

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MOINES, Iowa – 19, 2013 (WPVI) — Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated million – the highest Powerball jackpot in history.

But it wasn’t Matthew Bogel. On Sunday, he loaded groceries into his car after shopping at the Publix. He shook his head when asked about the jackpot.


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