The 20 Largest Lottery Jackpots Ever

By on November 28, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

We originally posted this article back in March when the Mega Millions jackpot had reached a record smashing $540 million. This week, as the Powerball approaches $500 million, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back again at the largest lottery jackpots ever. Whoever wins this week's jackpot (assuming there is only one winner) will be, far and away, the largest lottery jackpot winner of all time by over $100 million. So let's take a look at the 20 largest lottery jackpots ever. Who were they and what did they do with their winnings?

Fun Facts About These Lotto Winners:

  • These people have won a combined $6.553 billion!
  • February is the luckiest month with 6/20 jackpots.
  • August is the second luckiest month.
  • European lotto winners don't have to pay taxes!
  • The largest lump sum payout so far was $240 million!

Largest Lottery Jackpots Ever Photo Gallery:

#20 - $242 Million EuroMillions Feb 2006

#19 - $258 Million Mega Millions Sept 2005

#18 - $260 Million EuroMillions July 2011

#17 - $270 Million Mega Millions Feb 2006

#16 - $270 Million Mega Millions Feb 2008

#15 - $294 Million Mega Millions July 2004

#14 - $314.3 Million Powerball August 2007

#13 - $314.9 Million Powerball December 2002

#12 - $315 Million Mega Millions November 2005

#11 $319 Million Mega Millions March 2011

#10 $330 Million Mega Millions August 2007

#9 - $331 Million The Big Game April 2002

#8 - $336 Mega Millions August 2009

#7 - $336.4 Million Powerball February 2012

#6 - $340 Million Powerball October 2005

#5 - $363 Million The Big Game May 2000

#4 - $365 Million Powerball February 2006

#3 - $380 Million Mega Millions January 2011

#2 - $390 Million Mega Millions March 2007

#1 - $540 Million To Be Determined!

    Full List of Largest Lottery Jackpots Ever:

  • #1 – $540 Million To Be Determined!
  • #2 – $390 Million Mega Millions March 2007
  • #3 – $380 Million Mega Millions January 2011
  • #4 – $365 Million Powerball February 2006
  • #5 – $363 Million The Big Game May 2000
  • #6 – $340 Million Powerball October 2005
  • #7 – $336.4 Million Powerball February 2012
  • #8 – $336 Mega Millions August 2009
  • #9 – $331 Million The Big Game April 2002
  • #10 $330 Million Mega Millions August 2007
  • #11 $319 Million Mega Millions March 2011
  • #12 – $315 Million Mega Millions November 2005
  • #13 – $314.9 Million Powerball December 2002
  • #14 – $314.3 Million Powerball August 2007
  • #15 – $294 Million Mega Millions July 2004
  • #16 – $270 Million Mega Millions Feb 2008
  • #17 – $270 Million Mega Millions Feb 2006
  • #18 – $260 Million EuroMillions July 2011
  • #19 – $258 Million Mega Millions Sept 2005
  • #20 – $242 Million EuroMillions Feb 2006
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Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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