Richard Wahl, 47, was the sole winner of a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot on 30 March. On Friday the 13th this lucky winner came forward to collect his astronomical prize at New Jersey Lottery headquarters. Wahl’s mammoth Mega Millions jackpot was the largest lottery jackpot won in New Jersey history and the fourth largest Mega Millions prize, ever.
When you win the lottery, you become incredibly rich overnight! Even winning a second place prize in Powerball and Mega Millions will make you an instant millionaire. But, there are millionaires and there are millionaires. When jackpots roll over and grow to epic proportions, the winners become extremely wealthy, even richer than many celebrities!
We’ve listed below the ten biggest American lottery jackpots of all time, counting down from tenth place to the world record jackpot prize. Are you ready to find your name on this list?
10. Anonymous – 30 July 2016, Powerball $487M
9. Anonymous – 8 July 2016, Mega Millions $536M
8. Anonymous – 6 January 2018, Powerball $559.7M
7. Marie Holmes; TL Management Trust; & Anonymous – 11 February 2015, Powerball, $564.1M
6. Matthew Good; & Mark and Cindy Hill – 28 November 2012, Powerball, $587.5M
5. Gloria C. MacKenzie – 19 May 2013, Powerball, $590.5M
4. Ira Curry; and Steve Tran – 17 December 2013, Mega Millions, $648M
3. Merle and Patricia Butler; The Three Amigos; & Anonymous – 30 March 2012, Mega Millions, $656M
2. Mavis Wanczyk – 23 August 2017, Powerball, $758.7M
1. WORLD RECORD JACKPOT! Lisa & John Robinson; The Nickel 95 Trust; & Marvin and Mae Acosta – 13 January 2016, Powerball, $1.58 Billion
Biggest American Lottery Jackpots – Can You Win One?
What Are Lottery Multipliers?
How Do Lottery Multipliers Work?
The Biggest Lottery Multipliers Out There
What is the PowerPlay Option?
How the PowerPlay Works
|Divisions||Match||No Power Play||Power Play x2||Power Play x3||Power Play x4||Power Play x5|
|1||5+ PB|| Min.
|2||5||$1 MILLION||$2 MILLION||$2 MILLION||$2 MILLION||$2 MILLION|
|3||4 + PB||$50,000||$100,000||$150,000||$200,000||$250,000|
|5||3 + PB||$100.00||$200.00||$300.00||$400.00||$500.00|
|7||2 + PB||$7.00||$14.00||$21.00||$28.00||$35.00|
|8||1 + PB||$4.00||$8.00||$12.00||$16.00||$20.00|
|9||0 + PB||$4.00||$8.00||$12.00||$16.00||$20.00|
Power Play Winners
What is the Megaplier?
How the Megaplier Works
|Divisions||Match||No Megaplier||Megaplier x2||Megaplier x3||Megaplier x4||Megaplier x5|
|1||5+ MB|| Min.
|2||5||$1 MILLION||$2 MILLION||$3 MILLION||$4 MILLION||$5 MILLION|
|3||4 + MB||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000||$40,000||$50,000|
|5||3 + MB||$200.00||$400.00||$600.00||$800.00||$1,000|
|7||2 + MB||$10.00||$20.00||$30.00||$40.00||$50.00|
|8||1 + MB||$4.00||$8.00||$12.00||$16.00||$20.00|
|9||0 + MB||$2.00||$4.00||$8.00||$10.00||$12.00|
Other American Lottery Multipliers
Why It’s Worth Playing with a Multiplier
Winning = Luck + Determination!
Guess what; we did it again! Nataliia is our latest millionaire at theLotter! She played US Mega Millions online and won $1 million! Winning knows no boundaries when you play online, as Nataliia just proved to the world! She was determined to win a life-changing prize and she never lost sight of her goal. Read on and get the whole, amazing story!
Winning $1 million has to be the best birthday present, ever! Being a millionaire at the young age of 24 means Nataliia will have reason to celebrate for years to come! “I have three mortgages and I just want to pay them off so I don’t have to pay them every month.” While Nataliia is still quite young, she has a very mature outlook. She plans to use her winnings to pay off her three mortgages in full.
Behind the Scenes as Nataliia Receives Her Prize
What does it sound like to find out you’ve won $1 million
Nataliia matched the five US Mega Millions main numbers correctly, 1, 10, 57, 66, and 75, to win her $1 million second prize! Had She also correctly guessed the Mega Ball, 4, she would have won the $15 million jackpot for that draw. As it turned out, there were no jackpot winners and two second prize winners, total, in the draw of 26 September 2017.
Nataliia had a dream to be a lottery millionaire and she was determined to make that dream a reality. She started playing online with theLotter about two and a half years ago after finding the site and liking the clear and quick steps for registering and playing.
Since almost day one, Nataliia has had a subscription to Mega Millions using the Quick Pick numbers for each entry. By subscribing, She ensured that she never missed a draw, including the one that made her a millionaire!
Nataliia also had subscriptions to US Powerball and EuroMillions. There is no doubt that she was serious about winning and winning big!
Nataliia is a Gold Level – VIP and enjoys a 7.5% discount on all entries. Her winning subscription also came with every 10th ticket free. In short, Nataliia knew how to play smart and save money while chasing her big win!
Subscriptions and Multi-Draws are two ways that you can save on every entry while playing for a life-changing win of your own. Don’t forget about our VIP program! Discounts start at 2.5% at the Bronze Level and go all the way up to 20% at the Diamond Level, per entry!
Nataliia is the first player to win $1 million playing US Mega Millions at theLotter. She joins H. from El Salvador, B.U. from the UK, P. from Quebec, and G. from Australia, who all won $1 million playing US Powerball, as the fifth $1 million winner at theLotter. In addition to our $1 million winners, we’ve had some incredible jackpot wins! Most recently, Aura D. from Panama won a $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot. M.M. became and international news story when he won $6.4 million playing Oregon Megabucks at theLotter…from Baghdad! London, Baghdad, San Salvador, Vienna, and more. It doesn’t matter where you’re playing from, you can win! Put your city on the winner’s map! Play now!
Never in the history of the lottery has there been a fiercer battle than Powerball vs. Mega Millions. These two games are the biggest in the United States and in the entire world because they have the absolute biggest jackpots in the entire market.
And the cut-throat competition between them that has made them the ultimate lottery games. In this page, we are going to tell you all about this thrilling cat and mouse game that the US Powerball and the USA Mega Millions have been playing, as well as all of the amazing things that came out of it. Take a look!
Powerball vs Mega Millions – The Jackpot Battle Royale
There were three winning tickets for that draw, but the biggest winner came out to be the US Powerball itself because the $1.58 BILLION jackpot made it the new face of the lottery. Most of the millions and millions of players who entered the race for the huge jackpot kept on putting in their tickets for the US Powerball, all in the hope that the first prize would get that high again.
Powerball vs Mega Millions – Top 10 Jackpots
The PowerPlay vs. the Megaplier
Powerball and Mega Millions – The Ultimate Winning Odds Battle
The Big Mega Millions Offensive – The Brand-New Rules of the Mega Millions
1. Justino – The Spanish Christmas Lottery
2. #Pleasenotthem – James Blunt – The UK National Lottery
This is one of the most amusing lottery commercials we have ever seen. It features singer James Blunt talking about how he would use a lottery win to give back to the people. His aim is that everybody should feel better about themselves, everybody should feel beautiful.
3. Snowfall – California Lottery Powerball Commercial
This moving commercial was made to celebrate the US Powerball lottery coming to California, which was one of the happiest lottery news to hit the United States. In fact, the ad was made precisely to relay the size of this exciting event.
4. “Big Enough To Go Island Shopping” – EuroMillions
Everybody knows that the jackpots in the EuroMillions lottery are simply larger than life. But exactly how big is a million-dollar jackpot? Well, as you can see in this hilarious commercial, it is just big enough for winners to go island shopping with their lotto prize.
5. The Megaply Commercial – Mega Millions
If you’ve ever played the Mega Millions lottery, then you must know the golden rule: Don’t forget to Megaply! This hilarious ad was made precisely to point out how important it is to check the Megaplier option. With only $1.00 extra, you can increase your winnings significantly!
The American Mega Millions lottery will introduce changes later this year that will not only make the game more fun to play, but which will also set the stage for new jackpot records. Among the changes to the Mega Millions rules will be a starting guaranteed jackpot of $40 million (instead of the current $15 million); revised guess ranges; and increased secondary prizes. While these Mega Millions rules changes have yet to be officially confirmed, we have it on good authority that they will be imminently.
Mega Millions Rules Changes to Come
Starting with its draw on Tuesday 31 October 2017, it will be slightly more difficult to win the Mega Millions jackpot while the odds of winning the second tier prize of $1 million will be better. The cost of Mega Millions tickets will double to enable the upcoming changes.
Mega Millions’ rules changes will set it on a collision course with its rival American lottery, the Powerball, to see which of the two will offer the next record-breaking jackpot prize. For four years, Mega Millions held the world record with the $656 million jackpot it awarded in March 2012 to three lucky winners. Then in January 2016, the Powerball surpassed all expectations when it awarded a $1.58 billion jackpot to three winners.
The changes to the Mega Millions rules include:
As a result of the Mega Millions changes planned for later this year, the lottery will be more fun to play than ever before. Will the Powerball change its rules in order to retain its supremacy in the lottery world? Anything could happen and lottery fans all over the world stand to benefit from the higher prizes on offer.