1. $656 million
Can you say money for days … weeks … years? The largest current lottery jackpot of $656 million was won March 30, 2012 through tickets bought in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas through the Mega Millions game. The winners were Merle and Patrica Butler, and a group of friends called The Three Amigos.
2. $648 million
Who wouldn’t like to be the second in line when you’re looking at this much money? A $648 million lottery jackpot was won Dec. 17, 2013 through tickets purchased in Georgia and California through the Mega Millions game.
3. $590.5 million
Gloria McKenzie struck pay dirt when she made history as the only person who has won a single lottery prize of this magnitude through the Florida Mega Millions game. She won May 18, 2013 and opted to take the cash value of $370.9 million, which is the 4th largest cash value ever recorded.
4. $587.5 million
It’s raining money. The 2nd largest cash value in US lottery history of $384.7 million was won Nov 18, 2012 in Missouri and Arizona through the Powerball by Matthew Good, and Cindy and Mark Hill.
5. $564 million
This steaming hot jackpot of $564 million was won in February, 2015 through three tickets sold in Texas, Puerto Rico and North Carolina. These people were smart; they don’t want anyone to bother them so they chose to remain anonymous.
6. $448.4 million
The Powerball was full of powerful money on August 7, 2013, when the jackpot of $448.4 million was one through tickets sold in New Jersey and Minnesota.
7. $425.5 million
Following in the footsteps of the other large winners, B. Raymond Buxton joined the ranks on February 19, 2014, winning the Powerball jackpot in California, dancing all the way to the bank.