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Here Are the 10 Biggest U.S. Lottery Jackpots Ever

$2.04 billion

On November 7, 2022, a winner of the Powerball drawing claimed the highest lottery jackpot to history. Just north of Pasadena in Altadena, California, Joe's Service Center is where the ticket was sold.

 $1.586 billion

Three people shared the second-largest jackpot, which was also a Powerball. The winning numbers were selected on January 13, 2016, and they matched those on the Tennessee, Florida, and California winning tickets.

$1.54 billion

The winning ticket was drawn on October 23, 2018, in South Carolina, for the highest Mega Millions reward, which was also the third-largest jackpot overall.

$1.35 billion

On January 14, 2023, a single ticket holder in Maine claimed a prize worth an estimated $1.35 billion. According to state lottery authorities, the winning ticket was bought at Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine.

$1.337 billion

On July 29, 2022, a lucky Illinois resident purchased the winning Mega Millions ticket. A winner eventually emerged after several weeks.

$1.05 billion

On January 22, 2021, the Mega Millions drawing featured a winning ticket for well over $1 billion that belonged to the Wolverine FLL Club of Oakland County.

$768.4 million

On March 27, 2019, a $768.4 million prize was won by Wisconsin resident Manuel Franco in the Powerball drawing. Within two days of winning, Mr. Franco was able to resign from his position due to the amount.

$758.7 million

Mavis Wanczyk, the winner, chose for a $480.5 million lump sum payoff. She received $336 million after taxes, of which 25% went to the federal government and 5% to her state.

$731.1 million

On January 20, 2021, the Maryland resident who purchased the winning Powerball ticket received a huge sum of more than $700 million.

$699.8 million

On October 4, 2021, Scott Godfrey of California won the Powerball and became a millionaire. Mr. Godfrey decided to pay $496 million before taxes in one big sum.

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