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Biggest Jackpot and Lottery Winners in America

Biggest Jackpot and Lottery Winners in America - Since two people won the Mega Millions jackpot of $380 million on Tuesday, many have become interested in the largest jackpots in the world. Here are some facts and figures about the largest jackpots in history around including how much was won, who won them and when. Amazingly, the largest jackpots in the world all come from the U.S.

*The largest jackpot ever won was a $390 million Mega Millions, which two people split on March 6, 2007. Eddie Eugene Nabors from Georgia took home $116,557,083, before taxes, as did Elaine and Harold Messner of Woodbine, NJ.

*The second largest jackpot ever won in history was Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot of $380 million, which was split by two winning tickets. The drawing sold one winning ticket in Washington and another in Idaho, both of which will take home $190 million before taxes. The winners have yet to be announced.

*The third largest jackpot was the largest Powerball jackpot ever won, $365 million. The winnings came from one single ticket on Feb. 22 2006, in Nebraska. However, because eight people purchased that ticket, the winnings were split eight ways. Quang Dao, David Gehle, Alain Maboussou, Chasity Rutjens, Robert Stewart, Michael Terpstra, Dung Tran, Eric Zornes each won $22,162,500 and after taxes, took home $15.5 million each.

Biggest Jackpot and Lottery Winners in America


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