Powerball Jackpot-Top 10 largest US Jackpots


The Powerball drawing on Wednesday will give lottery players a shot at a jackpot of $422 million, which would rank as the nation’s 11th largest lottery payout. Here’s a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots and the winners’ home states:

1. $1.6 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

2. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

3. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia)

4. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida)

5. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (two tickets, from Arizona and Missouri)

6. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015 (three tickets, from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas)

7. $536 million, Mega Millions, July 8, 2016 (one ticket, from Indiana)

8. $448.4 million, Powerball, Aug. 7, 2013 (three tickets, one from Minnesota and two from New Jersey)

9. $429.6 million, Powerball, May 7, 2016 (one ticket, from New Jersey)

10. $425.3 million, Powerball, Feb. 19, 2014 (one ticket, from California)

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Sources: AP archives, www.megamillions.com and www.powerball.com

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