How come millions of lottery players from all over the world want to play the USA Powerball? Well that’s obvious; it’s for the constantly huge jackpots of course. When we all dream about winning the lottery we dream big and there aren’t many jackpots bigger than Powerball. For many of us, those dreams have actually come true and we at PlayUSALotteries.com have listed below some of the biggest Powerball jackpot prizes players have won.
1. The humongous $1.586 billion jackpot won on the 13th of January 2016
In 2016 there was a lottery feeding frenzy taking place as the Powerball jackpot kept on rolling over and over destroying all previous jackpot prize records along the way. The world held its breath as the gigantic jackpot kept rolling until finally on the 13th of January 2016, it reached an unbelievable $1.586 billion yes that is ‘billion’ and won by three winning tickets.
2. The enormous $768.4 million jackpot won on the 27th of March 2019
The second biggest jackpot prize in the history of the USA Powerball lottery took place on the 27th of March 2019. The $768.4 million jackpot was won by a very happy single lottery player from Wisconsin who matched all of the winning numbers and changed his life forever.
3. The massive $758.7 million jackpot won on the 23rd of August 2017
The third biggest Powerball jackpot prize of $758.7 million was also the biggest single payout for one winner at the time. The winner was a 53 year old woman from Massachusetts who immediately quit her job and was straight into the Powerball office to claim her prize the very next day opting for the cash lump sum of $480.5 million.
4. The huge $687.8 million jackpot won on the 27th of October 2018
Lottery player’s pulses were racing with excitement as the Powerball jackpot prize kept rolling until on the 27th of October 2018 it peaked at huge $687.8 million and was won by two lucky players from Iowa and New York. The two winners both matched all of the main numbers plus the Powerball and received an equal share of the $343.9 million each
5. The fantastic $590.5 million jackpot won on the 18th of May 2015
The Powerball lottery prize of $590.5 million was won by a single player who was an elderly woman from Florida making her the biggest lottery winner of 2015. She used the Quick Pick option when she bought her ticket after being allowed to jump the ticket queue by another kind player in the queue at her local grocery store. Many players use the Quick Pick option to choose their numbers randomly for them as it saves having to fill in a form to play. A better way still is to play online of course as you don’t even have to leave home to play.
6. The awesome $587.5 million jackpot won on the 28th of November 2012
On the 28th of November 2012, the Powerball jackpot rolled over to an awesome $587.5 million and was won by two players, one man from Missouri and the other man from Arizona. The first winner to collect their cash prize was the player from Arizona followed by the player from Missouri and both winners opted for the lump sum payout of $192 million after taxes.
7. The outstanding $564 million jackpot won on the 11th of February 2015
The Powerball draw on the 11th of February 2015 was won by three players who split the $564 million jackpot between them. There was one anonymous player from Puerto Rico, a man from Texas and a woman from North Carolina. The woman in particular was desperate for money and it was really well received by her as she was in a financial crisis. A case of a buck in time saves losing the house.
8. The exceptional $559.7 million jackpot won on the 6th of January 2018
The new year of 2018 started off with a bang for the Powerball lottery when on the 6th of January a huge jackpot prize of $559.7 million was won by a publicity -shy woman from New Hampshire who wanted to remain anonymous. Unfortunately for her the state of New Hampshire doesn’t allow jackpot prize winners to make their claim anonymously and she had to take her case to the Supreme Court who ruled in her favour and allowed her to maintain her privacy from the public.
9. The grand $487 million jackpot won on the 30th of July 2016
On the 30th of July 2016, only one winning ticket in New Hampshire claimed the amazing $487 million Powerball jackpot. The winner also wanted to remain anonymous and sent in a team of lawyers to make the claim and collect the winnings on their behalf. All that was known about the winner was that it was a very deserving family who won. The lawyers said that the family donated $100,000 to a good cause as soon as they had the money.
10. The super $456.7 million jackpot won on the 17th of March 2018
Following the huge $559.7 jackpot win in January of 2018, Powerball kept rolling again until it reached a very cool $456.7 million jackpot prize on the 17th of March 2018 and it was won by one lucky player from Pennsylvania who took the whole jackpot home. The winner chose to remain anonymous and took the cash option payout which became $273.9 million after taxes.
11. The spectacular $448.4 million jackpot won on the 7th of August 2013
It was another triple winner Powerball jackpot of $448.4 million on the 7th of August 2013 with one winner being an elderly man from New Jersey, another was a project engineer from Minnesota and the third winner was a syndicate also from New Jersey. A lot of the syndicate members were hit by the hurricane Sandy and their lottery winnings game them a second chance and allowed them to start over again.
The above list shows a massive amount of money won from the Powerball lottery jackpot and it also shows that there is always a chance of a jackpot win if you persist with your playing. It’s even easier if you play online and apart from saving you queuing up at the local store, you cannot lose your ticket.
Play the US Powerball lottery online and YOU could be a lot richer this week!