The 10 biggest lotteries in America have come from 2 companies.
The names of these 2 companies are Mega Millions and Powerball.
In 2016, 3 people won the lottery worth more than Rs 12,000 crore.
New Delhi. The history of lottery in the US is very old. Its beginning is believed to be around the 18th century (after 1700). It was legalized in the 1900s and 44 states in the US now operate legal lotteries. However, according to a report, the biggest prizes from lotteries have been won only in the last 5 years. Right now the 2 biggest lotteries in the US are Mega Millions and Powerball. Just last year, a person won the Powerball lottery worth $2.04 billion. According to the news, the person has not claimed it yet.
The prizes of both these lotteries are up to several hundred million dollars. In the last 5 years, people have won some of the biggest prizes in American history through these lotteries. Today we will tell you about 10 such biggest lottery rewards which have taken the winners to sky-high heights overnight.
10 biggest rewards
- On 13 January 2016, 3 people won the Powerbull Jackpot lottery to win $1.586 billion (over Rs 12,899 crore).
- In 2018, a person won $1.537 billion by winning the Mega Millions Jackpot.
- In 2022, the person took home 1.337 billion dollars with the same lottery ticket of Mega Millions.
- In 2021, a person won the mega million jackpot of $1.05 billion.
- In 2019, a person won the lottery worth $768.6 million on a Powerball ticket.
- In August 2017, the person got a Powerball lottery of $ 75.87 million.
- In January 2021, a man from Maryland won the $731.1 million Powerball lottery.
- In October 2021, a lottery of $ 69.98 million opened on the ticket of Powerball itself.
- In October 2018, 2 people won $687.8 million on Powerball lottery tickets.
- In 2012, 3 people won the Mega Millions lottery worth $656 million.
Lottery craze in India too
Lotteries are recognized only in some states in the US and India. Lotteries are legally played in Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Goa, Sikkim and Punjab. Recently, a person from Punjab had won a lottery worth Rs 5 crore. According to reports, this person was playing lottery for the last 35-40 years. Let us tell you that the amount won from the lottery is also taxed, so winning the lottery of Rs 5 crore does not mean that he will take all the money home.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 25, 2023, 13:09 IST
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