The biggest lottery jackpots in US history
Do you dream of becoming an instant millionaire? You’re not alone. People all over the world dream of winning lottery and adding a few (or even more) zeros to their bank account.
Most of us would be thankful for any lottery prize, but can you imagine winning hundreds of millions of dollars?
With starting jackpots of AUD$50 million, US lotteries such as US Powerball and US Mega Millions have a long history of winners, with players walking away with enough money to change their lives forever!
Here are 5 of the biggest lottery jackpot wins in US history:
1. AUD$2.3 billion (US Powerball)
January 13, 2016 was a lucky day for a few US Powerball lottery players from California, Florida and Tennessee. The gigantic AUD$2.3 billion jackpot was split between three tickets, and their win went down as the biggest lottery win in history!
Just over 2 years later, on the 23rd of October 2018, another jackpot win went down in the history books. However, the anonymous winner took their time to claim their prize and waited a few months before coming forward to collect. The lucky winner from South Carolina won a huge US Mega Millions jackpot of AUD$2.2 billion!
3. AUD$1.084 billion (US Powerball)
All his dreams came true when Wisconsin resident Manuel Franco discovered he won a huge AUD$1.084 billion US Powerball jackpot on the 27th March 2019.
Manuel only spent US$10 to walk away with this mind-blowing jackpot, not surprisingly, he didn’t show up for work the next day.
Almost breaking the billion dollar win mark, Massachusetts resident Mavis Wanczyk’s life changed on the 23rd August 2017. Mavis took out the US Powerball jackpot, a whopping AUD$959 million. The first thing Mavis did was quit her job, after working 32 years she was now set for life!
Two winners, one from New York and one from Iowa, split a record-breaking AUD$967 million jackpot win on the 27th October 2018.
The New York winner, Robert Bailey, said he would continue playing lottery even after this huge jackpot win.
The lucky Iowa player misplaced the ticket, only to find it later on the floor of her sister’s truck.
She was looking forward to going on a long holiday (or several) and buying a new car.
Play to win from the draws of US lottery from Australia
Did you know that for as little as AUD$7 you can purchase a ticket in our USA Mega Lotto and USA Power Lotto and we’ll buy a matching ticket in the corresponding US Powerball or US Mega Millions draws in America?
When you purchase a ticket in our government licensed and regulated USA Power Lotto draw, we’ll buy a matching ticket in the corresponding US Powerball draw in the USA. You’ll receive a real ticket and if you win, we pay you the exact same amount that we collect for our matching ticket prize.
When you purchase a ticket in our USA Mega Lotto draw, we’ll buy a matching ticket in the corresponding US Mega Millions draw in the USA. You’ll receive a real ticket and if you win, we pay you the exact same amount that we collect.
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Did you know that US Powerball holds the record for the world’s biggest jackpot? Or that it was the first lottery to draw numbers out of 2 drums?
US Mega Millions is one of the most well-known lotteries in the world. This lottery is always making the headlines, famous for its long list of winners and huge jackpots.