Biggest Lottery Wins in History

Major shopping sprees, platinum American Express cards, major mansions and fast cars and lots of bling – that’s the life of the super rich and one we all dream about. Since the beginning of time and the first lottery games were played in China between 205 and 187 BC these games have given a fortunate few the opportunity to make these dreams a reality simply by participating loyally in these games which is why they are still so popular millennial later.

Playing the lottery has lost a lot of its stigma surrounding it and has transformed itself into one of the world’s most popular past times. The very real opportunity to win millions has finally dawned on a lot of people which has seen a scramble for lottery tickets all around the world. Since the inception of the online lottery eighteen years ago when first started out in the then relatively new online industry, the world of the lottery has mesmerized audiences from various corners of the globe with its generous prizes. From the first jackpot of $65 million to the record breaking $656 million, it is not hard to see why playing the lottery online has become so popular.


Noteworthy Games :

European games like EuroJackpot, EuroMillions, UK National Lottery and Italy’s SuperEnaLotto are all found on the list and this is hardly surprising since EuroMillions is one of the most popular lottery games in the world and gave out two of the biggest jackpots in 2011. The UK Lottery also had the first big jackpot win way back in 1996.

The real stars however, are the US-based MegaMillions and Powerball lotteries. The US Powerball is guilty of giving out the biggest lottery prizes in history and doing a mammoth 12 times while the Mega Millions has given out nine of the world’s biggest jackpots in history.

The Largest Win:

Two fortunate people had the winning combination of lottery numbers to land the US$648 million jackpot offered by Mega Millions in December, 2013. Each ticket holder walked out with a cool $324 million.

The Largest Single Ticket Win:

We all want to win the big jackpot, but not just that, we don’t want to have to share it either. This happened to one fortunate person in May, 2013 when one person won a jackpot worth US$590.5 million.

The Largest Group Win:

If the idea of sharing your jackpot win doesn’t bother you, and considering how generous these prizes are, one would hardly be too annoyed with the idea of having to part with some of your winnings in order to increase your chances of winning after all. This is particularly the case with syndicates popping up everywhere. Apart from the biggest win in history being shared by two people (US$648 million), the next biggest group win occurred in 2013 when three people managed to win US$448 million in a US Powerball game.

The Most Prosperous Years

There are two years that are particularly noteworthy and this is the time between 2012 and 2013. This was a bit of a boom period in the world of lottery wins with more players hitting the big time the highest recorded winnings in history.

Finally, all of this points to one simple fact: that playing the lottery is one of the most prosperous past times you can get involved in today’s increasingly fast paced and competitive world. Why not give it a try by playing the lottery online with from the comfort of your own home thanks to an internet connection?

Good luck everyone !!!


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