Big Lottery Jackpot Wins in 2019

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It is the dream of almost everyone to win a lottery jackpot because it is the easiest money you can make in your life. It has no specific rules and an extremely low possibility of winning. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1/302,575,350. A lottery is a guessing game where you need to choose six random numbers.

You can increase your chances of a big jackpot win by buying more lottery tickets as the game has no system. In the United States, the taxes on the jackpots are quite high, but the sum of money you cash out is significantly smaller than the amount of the jackpot. Nevertheless, millions of people play various lotteries every day.

We are going to tell you about the biggest lottery jackpots won in 2019. But before, get informed of your rights in case you win and follow this simple advice:

  • Form a group of advisers with a reputation who will help you regarding how to claim your winnings.
  • Don’t lose your winning lottery ticket.
  • Sign your ticket and write your billing address on it, in case it gets lost or stolen.
  • Keep the winning ticket in a safe place.
  • Try to keep anonymity – it will help you escape risks people face after winning big money. In some states, it is legal to stay anonymous, and in others, it is not.
  • Don’t spend all your money on charities or unlikely successful projects.

The Biggest Lottery Jackpot Wins in 2019

$768.4 Million Powerball

A $768.4 million Powerball jackpot, won on March 27, was the third-largest in U.S. lottery history. The ticket was bought at a gas station in Wisconsin. The lottery winners had no chance of remaining anonymous in Wisconsin, so we know his name — it is 24-year-old Manuel Franco.

lottery winner Manuel Franco. 

He said that it felt like a dream, and he could not believe his luck. Manuel left work the day after the win. He assures he will not go bankrupt or broke and will live a normal life. After the deduction of taxes, he will receive about $326 million. Before the win, he could hardly keep his bank account at $1.000.

$530 Million Mega Millions

It was the 7th biggest jackpot in the lottery history of Mega Millions. The ticket was sold in a liquor store in San Diego, and the winner (or the winners) still have not appeared to claim his/her/their prize. The jackpot draw took place on June 7, and if the winner chooses a single lump payment, the cash option is $345.2 million.

$437 Million Mega Millions

This jackpot was won by a group of Long Island co-workers called New Life 2019, LLC. It was composed of 23 members who played the lottery every week. Imagine how happy the whole enterprise was! The co-workers plan to stay at their current jobs, as they see themselves more like a family.

The winners decided to take the prize in a single lump cash sum, which equaled $262 million. After taxes, they netted $176 million.

$344.6 Million Powerball

The win took place on June 1, and the winner was Charles W. Jackson, Jr. He states that he picked the lucky numbers from a fortune cookie. At first, he didn’t realize how much he won; he thought he won only $50,000 without noticing the last number.

Lottery winner Charles W. Jackson, Jr

The winner commented that the jackpot would not change his lifestyle much – he would still wear jeans. Just like the majority of winners, he decided to take the sum in a lump option, equaling roughly $158 million after the tax deduction.

$1.537 Billion Mega Millions

Although this jackpot was won last year, we decided to include it because the winner claimed the prize this year and it was extraordinarily huge. The jackpot was won in South Carolina last October but was claimed only this March by a woman who decided to stay anonymous. It is a common practice to stay anonymous, as the big win could easily attract con artists or bogus charities. Not all states allow winners to remain anonymous. This was the biggest prize for a single ticket.

The ticket was bought at a small KC Mart outside of town, and the woman was attracted by the sign outside of the store. The woman took the corresponding prize in a cash payment of $878 million. According to her representative, she will donate money to several charities.

Top Five Questions People Ask About Winning the Lottery

  • What was the largest jackpot in history?

The largest jackpot in history (Powerball) was won by people from Tennessee, California, and Florida – a total of $1.586 billion, each winner netting about $528.8 million.

  • Can multiple people win the lottery?

Yes, of course, if they have chosen the same winning numbers. This happens a lot, and in that case, the winners divide the jackpot into equal parts.

  • Who won the biggest Mega Millions jackpot?

The biggest 2019 jackpot for Mega Millions was $437 million, won on January 1 by New Life 2019, a group of 23 co-workers from Long Island, N.Y.

  • Has anyone won the lottery twice?

A man from France is famous for winning a million euros two times in just 18 months! The probability of this is one in 16 trillion.

  • Which lottery is the highest right now?

In the U.S. there are two leaders in lotteries: Powerball and Mega Millions. They offer the highest jackpots. The highest win ever was Powerball in 2016 — $1.586 billion.

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