After a series of many exciting USA Powerball rollovers over the past few weeks, the jackpot has climbed to over $400 million, and it continues to climb. All USA Powerball lotto fans from around the globe are making the scramble to get their hands on Powerball tickets online.
In January this year, the USA Powerball set a record jackpot of $1.6 billion and was won by three lucky people. Let’s enjoy a flashback to all the biggest Powerball winners. Here are the largest jackpots and who won them:
$1.5 billion Powerball
This enormous jackpot was won on the 13th of January, 2016. This record-shattering prize was won by three ticketholders. One of the winning tickets was sold to John and Lisa Robinson of Munford, Tennessee. These winners opted to take their staggering $528.7 million winnings as a one-off lump-sum payment.
70-year-old Maureen Smith was another of the lucky winners from Melbourne Beach, Florida. She claimed a third of the total Powerball jackpot. When Florida reporters asked her about her win, she said that plays the Powerball lottery often and bought tickets with exactly the same numbers that she had been playing for years.
$590.5 million Powerball
On the 18th of May, 2016, 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie from Florida was the sole winner of this immense Powerball jackpot. The scary part of her story was that this prize could have gone to someone else!
“While in line at Publix, another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning quick-pick ticket,” explained Gloria. Can you imagine how that kind stranger must be feeling?
$587.5 million Powerball
On the 28th of November, 2012, Matthew Good won a darn-good jackpot with Powerball. He tried his best to keep his identity hidden, but unfortunately, Arizona’s laws made his reveal compulsory.
The other winners of this lovely prize were Cindy and Mark Hill of Missouri. They had warned their daughter not to get their hopes up because they were always sceptical of a lottery win, especially with Powerball. Well, this couldn’t have been further from the truth, because after they realized they were the winners, they promised to take her to the beach and spoil her with a horse. Mark spoiled himself with a red Camaro.
$564 million Powerball
In 2015, one of three winners of this huge jackpot was Marie Holmes and she came from North Carolina. Marie is a single mom who used to work at Walmart, Food Lion, McDonald’s and Subway to support her four children.
Marie made plans to spend her winnings on her children so that they can go to college. She also donated to charity and bought her mother a house. The other two winners came from Puerto Rico, and Texas.
$448.4 million Powerball
On the 7th of August in 2013, one of three jackpot-winning tickets for Powerball came from a group of victims who survived Superstorm Sandy. This was a heart-warming story of the “Ocean’s 16 group”. They named themselves that after the famous movie because there were 16 of them and worked for the Ocean County car maintenance workshop.
Another one of the winners was a project engineer from Minnesota who dreamt of winning so many times. The third winner was a 70-year-old man from New Jersey.
$425.3 million Powerball
In 2014, a massive Powerball win from California happened. A Raymond Buxton won his prize on the 1st of April. Raymond was wearing his lucky shirt the day he bought his lucky ticket. It read: “Luck of the Jedi I Have.” It seems like his shirt brought him tremendous luck because he ended up being the sole winner of the Powerball jackpot.
Raymond used his winnings for charity and travelling around the world.
$399. million Powerball
This winning ticket was sold in 2013 on the 18th of September. The winner was from South Carolina. The state allowed this winner to keep their identity private. All we know is that the ticket was sold at a Murphy USA gas station in Lexington, South Carolina.
If you want to be the player who breaks a new Powerball prize record, then you need to enter your numbers now! In order to win, you need to act!
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