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biggest jackpots ever

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IL
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Posted: May 30, 2005, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

Does anyone know if there is a site that shows the biggest lottery jackpots ever?  Thought I seen it somewhere but can't find it again.

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    Posted: May 30, 2005, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

    El Gordo or somethink like that has the biggest lottery about $1,000,000,000. But it's EXPENSIVE. If you're talkin about in the U.S. I think it was The Big Game at $350,000,000 in 2000 or it could be that guy that won the powerball jackpot a few years back in Virginia or West Virginia.

     

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      Posted: May 30, 2005, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

      El Gordo has the world's largest payout in one day, but not the biggest jackpot.

      The biggest jackpot ever in the world was $363 million for The Big Game (the former version of Mega Millions) in May, 2000.  It was split by two winning tickets (one in Michigan, and one in Illinois).  Jack Whitaker was the largest single jackpot winner in history, of a $314.9 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas, 2002.  He took the cash option, which amounted to a $113 million lump sum.

      Hope that helps.

       

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        Posted: May 31, 2005, 6:50 am - IP Logged

        hopefully someone will replace jack whitaker as biggest jackpot winner ever because he is a disgrace to all people who love the lottery.....

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          Posted: May 31, 2005, 7:48 pm - IP Logged



          hopefully someone will replace jack whitaker as biggest jackpot winner ever because he is a disgrace to all people who love the lottery.....



          To paraphrase the cliche, the higher you are the harder the fall.  His downfall is unfortunate.  I am pretty sure that he never thought that he would become one of those lottery horror stories, but alas, money seems to do that to people who cannot control themselves.

          As for the replacement for Jack as the biggest single jackpot winner, I would like to be the one to claim that title, especially if MM keeps rolling over and I hit the JP on the first drawing that includes CA!  Of course, I plan to be the most boring interviewee ever, so hopefully any publicity will die down quickly, and I can really turn to my purposes and plans for winning.

          Now all I have to do is win...


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            Posted: June 30, 2005, 10:29 am - IP Logged

            At least Jack chose cash.