The Biggest jackpot and lottery winners in America – Many people strike it rich on the lottery every year and it can really turn your life around for good and sometimes bad. If you don’t put all your hopes on the lottery it can be a little fun and you never ever know, right? It could be you….
The Biggest jackpot and lottery winners in America
The mega millions draw this week is the second biggest pot of money ever standing so how much was the January 4, 2011 Mega Millions jackpot worth? It was a staggering $380 million! Two mega million winners will split $380 million prize money. I can’t ever imagine having anywhere near that amount of money! The Mega million tickets were sold in Ephrata, Washington and Post Falls, Idaho so as far as statistics go you should avoid buying your tickets from there!
Richest Lottery Prize in US History, $390M (Mega Millions 2007)
The $390 million lottery record was awarded to 2 winners with Ed Nabors being the most notable. Ed Nabors took home $116 million before taxes. He was a Georgia Trucker. He purchased his ticket from Favorite Market, Dalton, GA and he planned to fish, buy himself a boat, buy a home for his daughter and quit his job.
Largest single ticket Powerball winner, 2006 (Nebraska meat processing plant)
8 Nebraska meat processing plant workers won the Powerball in 2006. The co workers from ConAgra ham processing plant won $365 million. The winners took $15.5 million each. The odds of picking powerball winning numbers are 1 in 146 million, not easy!
“The Lucky Seven” California lottery winners (2005)
California’s “Lucky Seven” won $315 million jackpot in 2005. They took $25 million before taxes and purchased their ticket from Rainbow Water in Anaheim. A lawsuit by Jonathan De La Cruz another co-worker was put out against the 7 as he was after a share but they all said they had not pooled money with him for over a year.
The odds of winning any lotto jackpot are absolutely tiny so it’s essential to always treat it as something that is only fun. Right now I don’t play any lottery but I have in the past and the most I have ever won is about $35. A friend of mine won about $5000 so I know things are possible. A few people have actually managed to hit big jackpots more than once but I doubt that will ever happen to anyone I know!
Have you ever won anything on the lottery and do you play regular? Do you dream of winning the lottery and have you ever met met or known a big lottery winner?
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