Has anyone claimed the 1.5 billion lottery?
The largest single-ticket jackpot in the country’s history was claimed in early 2019, when someone in South Carolina who won $1.5 billion stepped forward to collect the winnings on a Mega Millions drawing held five months earlier. That winner, who remained anonymous, chose to take a lump sum of nearly $878 million.
Which lottery has the biggest jackpot?
Mega Millions holds the record for the world’s largest lottery prize won on a single ticket, and a lucky ticket holder in South Carolina claimed the lottery jackpot: $1.537 billion ($878 million cash).
What is the biggest lottery?
Here’s a look at the 10 largest jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. …
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. …
- $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. …
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
- $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug.
Has anyone claimed the 1.6 billion Mega Millions?
Three tickets for a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in January 2016, and one winning ticket sold for a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018. In Grosse Ile, a suburb south of Detroit, 126 people bought more than 600 tickets for the Friday drawing but didn’t win the jackpot.
What is the largest unclaimed lottery prize?
The largest jackpot to go unclaimed was from a Florida lottery in the USA. A $369.9 million prize was won by a ticket bought in Bonita Springs, Florida in January 2020.
Is the Powerball the same in every state?
Powerball is an American lottery game offered by 44 states, along with Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. The game is not available in 6 states.