Biggest Lottery Winners - from the Records of Mega Millions, Powerball, Euro Millions and National Lotteries.
Mega Millions boasts world largest lottery prize won on the 30th of March 2012. Three ticket holders from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland will share a record breaking winning of $656 Million.
The largest lottery winner record, however, belongs to the Powerball lottery history. Eight co-workers from Nebraska meat processing plant jointly bought a single ticket that earned them $365,000,000 during the draw held on the 18th of February 2006.
Do you enjoy pubs and hanging out with your mates on Fridays? So do 10 fellows from one of the Milan bars who jointly purchased one ticket for Italian SuperEnalotto. World best ideas are born in the pubs aren’t they? During the draw held on the 4th of May 2005 the lucky ticket earned them €71,800,000, Italian largest lottery winning received so far.
Two tickets bought by two couples, Larry and Nancy Ross (Michigan) and Joe and Sue Kainz (Illinois), for The Big Game, now named Mega Millions, won the jackpot of the draw held on the 9th of May 2000 making them $363,000,000 richer.
Europe's largest jackpot was hit on the 3rd of February 2006. Two players from France and one from Portugal shared €180,000,000.
Ireland native Dolores McNamara, became Europe's biggest lotto winner. On the 31st of July 2005 her quick-pick ticket for the EuroMillions lottery matched the game's five winning numbers and two "lucky stars," winning Dolores a nine-week rollover jackpot of over €115,000,000 and making her Ireland's 72nd richest person. McNamara, who had purchased the ticket at Garryowen Stores, a small convenience store half a mile from her home, claimed her record-breaking prize five days later at the Irish lottery headquarters in Dublin and received world's largest lottery payout given to a single player.
€37,600,000 jackpot, the biggest lottery winning in the history of German National Lottery, was hit on the 7th of October 2006 by a nurse from North Rhine Westphalia while Paul and Helen Cunningham won on the 28th of July 2007 the biggest Irish jackpot winning worth €16,200,000.
Largest UK prize was hit on the 6th of January 1996. Three National Lottery ticket holders shared £42,000,000.
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