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A look at the top 10 world record lottery jackpots



Published: Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 1:18 p.m.

A look at the top 10 world record lottery jackpots

So you didn’t win Wednesday’s $360 million Powerball jackpot? You and everyone else.

The jackpot soared to $475 million after none of the tickets sold matched all the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing. It now ranks as the second largest in Powerball history and third biggest overall. Here’s a look at the top 10 world record lottery jackpots.

1. $656.0 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (3 tickets from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

2. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (2 tickets from Arizona and Missouri)

3. Estimated $475 million, Powerball, (drawing scheduled for Saturday, May 18; jackpot could grow)

4. $390.0 million, Mega Millions, March 6, 2007 (2 tickets from Georgia and New Jersey)

5. $380.0 million, Mega Millions, Jan. 4, 2011 (2 tickets from Idaho and Washington)

6. $365.0 million, Powerball, Feb. 18, 2006 (1 ticket from Nebraska)

7. $363.0 million, The Big Game, May 9, 2000 (2 tickets from Illinois and Michigan)

8. $340.0 million, Powerball, Oct. 19, 2005 (1 ticket from Oregon)

9. $338.3 million, Powerball, March 23, 2013 (1 ticket from New Jersey)

10. $337.0 million, Powerball, Aug. 15, 2012 (1 ticket from Michigan)


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