In recent years, after having done some changes in their rules, Powerball and MegaMillions have managed to achieve accumulated that have left players with their mouths open. Let's see what those great and wonderful prizes have been.
1. 656 million dollars, with Mega Millions
The biggest prize awarded by the Mega Millions lottery had a fabulous accumulation of 656 million dollars, which were delivered in the draw on March 30, 2012. For this occasion, as in the prize of 1.5 billion, there were also three winners, This time from the states of Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
The winners also decided to accept the option to take the cash prize for 157 million dollars, a fortune not to be despicable if you bear in mind that the minimum award of the Mega Millions is 15 million dollars, that is, 10 Times smaller!
2. 648 million dollars, with Mega Millions
The second largest prize in the Mega Millions reached a cumulative $ 648 million on December 17, 2013. This incredible fortune was delivered to two lucky players from the states of Georgia and California. The winner of Georgia claimed his prize the following morning, while the Californian did it on January 3, 2014, just to start his year with the right foot! The two would receive the same sum, with the exception that tickets purchased in California are exempt from tax.
MegaMillions is now 145 million dollars and you get play your first ticket for free:
3. 590 million dollars, with the American lottery Powerball
On May 18, 2013, the largest prize was awarded to a single winner. She took a total of 590 million dollars ($ 607 million today), and we know that the Powerball ticket was sold in Zephyrhills, Florida. On June 5, Florida Lottery officials announced that the winner was Mrs. 84-year-old Gloria C. MacKenzie and had played her ticket with the "Quick Play" option, that is, where the system choose the winning numbers and not her. In the end, he won a cash prize of 370.8 million dollars, before federal taxes, Florida does not have state taxes.
4. 587 million dollars with Powerball
On November 28, 2012, winner Matthew Good managed to remain anonymous, after learning that he had 1 of the two tickets with the winning numbers of the draw. But because of state laws, Arizona residents must eventually reveal their identity.
The other winners were Cindy and Mark Hill of Missouri and had warned her daughter not to have much hope "because it will probably never happen": this was about winning the lottery. However, they did hit the winning combination of the draw and took their share of the $ 587 million, and they bought, among other things, a trip to the beach, a horse for the daughter and a red Camaro, for Mark.
Not only have these players won huge prizes, but the winners of the "consolation" prizes have also gone home with significant sums of money. The best thing is that no matter where in the world you are, you can always play Powerball online to take the millionaire prizes. The accumulated ones are at least 40 million dollars, a figure not at all contemptible. But do not forget that the American lottery sister can also surprise you. Play Mega Millions and good luck!