Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What are the worlds biggest jackpots?

I have been doing some research on the Megamillions lottery (formerly The Big Game) and I thought this may interest you.

The following are pretty much the worlds biggest jackpots:

Cash value (in millions USD) Annuity value (in millions USD) Drawing date Winners Description
$747 $656 MArch 30, 2012 3 (MD, KS, IL) Worlds largest jackpot, cash or annuity.
$240 $380 January 4th, 2011 2 (ID, WA)
$233 $390 March 6th, 2007 2 (NY, CA) NY winner chose annuity (the cash/annuity choice made "when playing" required per then-NY Lottery rules)
$208.3 $330 August 31st 2007 4 (NJ, MD, TX, VA)
$202.9 $319 March 25, 2011 1 (Albany, NY) Largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won on 1 ticket
$180 $363 May 9, 2000 2 (IL, MI) Largest The Big Game jackpot

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