The Top 24 Lottery Jackpot Wins In The World… Ever!

So how much can you win should you match all drawn number in one of the world’s biggest lottery jackpots? Amounts in excess of $50,000,000 on Powerball or MegaMillions are fairly regular, but truly massive jackpots generate so much interest, that they are all too often won by multiple ticket holders. But who holds the record for the biggest single-ticket lottery win? Who has won Europe’s biggest lottery? Where was the biggest winning Powerball ticket sold? How do massive SuperEnaLotto jackpots compare with EuroMillions or OzLotto.

Below is a list of the top 24 lottery jackpots of all time, along with all the information you need to know:


# Prize in local currency Lottery  Country
Winner Info
Date Notes
 1 $390m MegaMillions  

One ticket each from New Jersey and Georgia


6 March 2007 World’s largest annuitized jackpot
 2 $380m MegaMillions  

One ticket each from Idaho and Washington


4 January 2011
 3 $365m Powerball  

One ticket bought by eight co-workers from a Nebraska meat-processing plant


18 February 2006 World’s biggest prize from one ticket
 4 $363m The Big Game  

Two winning tickets: Larry and Nancy Ross (Michigan), Joe and Sue Kainz (Illinois)


9 May 2000 Note: The Big Game is now Mega Millions
 5 $340m Powerball  

One ticket (Medford, Oregon)


19 October 2005 Largest prize to one person
 6 $319m MegaMillions  

Largest Mega Millions lotto win in New York State


25 March 2011 Won by employees of same IT firm who shared 1 ticket ($19m each after tax).
 7 $315m MegaMillions  

Largest Mega Millions prize on one ticket (California)


15 November 2005
 8 $314.9m Powerball  

Andrew Jackson “Jack” Whittaker, Jr.


25 December 2002 Second-largest prize to one person
 9 €183.5m cash EuroMillions 2

Three tickets


3 February 2006 Europe’s largest jackpot
 10 €177.7m cash SuperEnalotto  

One ticket, shared by 70 players


30 October 2010
 11 €147.8m cash SuperEnalotto  

One ticket, Bagnone, Toscana


22 August 2009 Europe’s biggest winning ticket
 12 €129.8m EuroMillions cash  

Anonymous UK resident


8 October 2010 Biggest EuroMillions win
 13 €126.2m EuroMillions  

Anonymous 25 year-old woman from Mallorca


8 May 2009 Largest single winner in EuroMillions.
 14 €115.4m EuroMillions  

Dolores McNamara


29 July 2005 Biggest single winner and jackpot (Ireland)
 15 €100m EuroMillions  

One anonymous ticket holder. Ticket sold in Tienen.


9 February 2007 Biggest single winner and jackpot (Belgium)
 16 €100m EuroMillions  

One ticket holder but shared by a syndicate of 15 players. Ticket sold in Venelles (Bouches-du-Rhône).


18 September 2009 Biggest win and jackpot (France)
 17 £84.4m EuroMillions  



14 May 2010
 18 £56m EuroMillions  

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock from Cirencester. The total jackpot of £112m was shared with a winner in Spain.


12 February 2010
 19 £42m National Lottery  

Three ticket holders


6 January 1996
 20 €37.6m National Lottery  

Won by a nurse from North Rhine-Westphalia


7 October 2006 Largest German prize and single winner
 21 €25m State Lottery  

Ticket sold in The Hague


10 July 2008 Tax free lump sum
 22 ₱741.1m Grand Lotto 6/55  

One ticket holder from Olongapo City Retrieved on: 2 April 2011


29 November 2010 Asia’s largest prize (€13m)
 23 R$145m Mega-Sena  

Won by one ticket holder from Brasília (Federal District) and one from Santa Rita do Passa Quatro (São Paulo)


31 December 2009 South America’s largest prize
 24 AUS$106m OZ lotto  

Two winners


30 June 2009 Australia’s highest
lottery prize


As we are sure you are aware, the vast majority of the jackpots listed above are available to you at, and we will continue to bring you the richest and most exciting lotteries (along with all the relevant winning lottery numbers and lottery results) from all over the globe.

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