In January 2021, a lucky lottery ticket sold in Michigan won the third largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. This prize was split among 11 Wells Fargo employees in San Jose, California. The winning ticket was anonymous. The lottery club hired a lawyer to claim the prize in March 2021. The lawyer is now working to make the jackpot the world’s largest lottery prize. However, the story could not be happier.
The prize was worth EUR13 million, which is about US$17.9 million. It was won by a ticket in Maryland. The jackpot will be paid over the course of 29 years. Another ticket, also from Michigan, will win around $477 million. Those winning tickets have claimed their share of the prize. They will soon visit NBC’s Today program to celebrate. However, it is not the only big jackpot in lottery history.
In January, a winning Powerball ticket in California won $528.8 million. Three other winning tickets in Tennessee and Illinois were sold the same day. The California ticket holder, a delivery driver, went to the winning store at the dead of night. His family did not want to become public figures so they set up a trust to receive the cash. In the end, they designated most of the money to go to charity.
In October, the Mega Millions jackpot reached $1.537 billion. This record is the world’s largest lottery prize won with a single ticket. The Mega Millions jackpot was split between three winning tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee. The Mega Millions jackpot was the first billion-dollar lottery prize in Tennessee. There have only been four jackpots in 2022. Until then, the jackpot is estimated to reach $1 billion.
The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was a whopping $1.537 billion in October. The ticket in South Carolina won the prize, which was worth nearly $491 million after taxes. The Powerball jackpot was even bigger. In 2016, a South Carolina player won $1.586 billion. But, despite the fact that the winning ticket was anonymous, the winner chose to keep his anonymity, opting to collect his more than $877 million in cash instead of taking a lottery prize.
In October 2018, the Mega Millions jackpot surpassed $1 billion for the second time in two years. The previous record for the biggest jackpot for a single ticket was $1.537 billion in October 2017.