Two lucky people have each won one of the biggest lottery jackpots in history. The Robinsons and the Munfords of Arizona were the first to win a record-breaking $1.586 billion jackpot, but they aren’t the only winners. The Robinsons’ daughter, Lisa Robinson, won the first two-thirds of the prize. Marvin Acosta won the remaining third and he claimed it six months after the draw.
The biggest lottery jackpots in the world are usually won by American players. The next biggest lottery jackpot is usually found in Europe, where the SuperEnalotto lottery is played. The jackpot for this Italian lottery can be nearly twice as large as the jackpots of the other major lotteries. You’ll need to choose five correct numbers plus two extra numbers to win the jackpot. If you live in the United States, you can play the game online.
In December 2010, the Mega Millions jackpot surpassed $1 billion. The winning ticket was sold at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, Illinois. The unidentified winner won $343.9 million on a single ticket, while three others received the remaining $327.1 million after taxes. However, the jackpot is not the only lottery jackpot ever won by a single person.
The next big lottery jackpot was won by a Massachusetts woman. The prize was worth $1.586 billion, which is the highest jackpot in history. The winner chose not to opt for the 30-year payout option, and chose a lump sum instead. She claimed that the prize wasn’t enough for her, so she chose a cash-only payout. After taxes, she received $278 million, and decided to sue her son Scott and the investment manager. Unfortunately, she died in Feb. 2021.
In the UK, lottery jackpots aren’t as big, but they do top US jackpots. In October, the UK Lottery jackpot was PS170 million. The previous biggest lottery jackpot in the UK was PS184 million in 2011, so the next biggest lottery jackpot in the UK will be PS181 million in October.
Another big jackpot in the United States was won by Gloria Mackenzie, a single mother of two. She was 84 years old when she won the jackpot, making her the oldest Powerball winner in history. She chose to receive her $278 million prize after taxes. Her winning tickets were bought in Georgia and California.
The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for more than three months, with odds of one in 302.6 million. The jackpot won in 2016 was shared by three winners, and would be the fourth largest lottery prize in the U.S., according to the theLotter. The Powerball is the biggest lottery jackpot in the world.
The Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million in 2012. It was the fourth biggest jackpot in the U.S. since 2010. In September, a ticket sold in California won $340 million before taxes.