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Biggest U.S Jackpots winners: Do you know them?

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Honduras
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Posted: February 28, 2007, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

Biggest U.S. lottery jackpots

1. $365,000,000, 2/2006, Powerball
2. $363,000,000, 5/2000, The Big Game
3. $340,000,000, 11/2005, Powerball
4. $331,000,000, 4/2002, The Big Game
5. $315,000,000, 11/2005, Mega Millions

Anyone know the names of the winners of the 4 Biggest U.S Lottery jackpots? I only know whittaker. Anyone know the name of the rest and what they have done with their money's?

 

 

"Laura Simpson from Great Lakes, Illinois deserves to be rich...."          "She is so rare....."

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    Posted: February 28, 2007, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

    No.1 was won by a factory pool.

    No.2 was won by two people, one in Michigan and one in Illinois.

    You can do a search if you really want to know.  I still see stories about swimming pool contractor in Michigan and also about the contractor Jack Whittaker that won the PB jackpot.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: February 28, 2007, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

       Number 3 was the Chaney & West families in Oregon

       Number 4 had 3 winners one each from GA, Il, NJ

       Number 5 was the Lucky Seven, a group of Hospital workers in Anahiem, CA

      Don't know what they have done with their money.  There was an article recently about the Nebraska winners as it was the one year anniversary.  The two or three interviewed just pretty much stayed  the same, maybe bought a house or a car.  Also, I remember something last fall about the folks in Oregon, again around the one year annivesary of the their win.  Seemed pretty regular type of people. 

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        Posted: February 28, 2007, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

        Biggest U.S. lottery jackpots

        1. $365,000,000, 2/2006, Powerball
        2. $363,000,000, 5/2000, The Big Game
        3. $340,000,000, 11/2005, Powerball
        4. $331,000,000, 4/2002, The Big Game
        5. $315,000,000, 11/2005, Mega Millions

        Anyone know the names of the winners of the 4 Biggest U.S Lottery jackpots? I only know whittaker. Anyone know the name of the rest and what they have done with their money's?

         

         

        "Laura Simpson from Great Lakes, Illinois deserves to be rich...."          "She is so rare....."

        Pumpi ( you inquisitive one, you...) the fact that we DO NOT know them speaks volumes about how well they have managed their fortune, not the other way around...

        There are only so many Jack Whittakers and David Edwards around....That is a good thing.

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          Posted: February 28, 2007, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

          The $340 million Powerball winning family.  The Chaney's and West's.  Mr. Chaney passed away in 2006.  Their was an article in the Oregonian that both families started charitable foundation to assist people with in their community with the winnings and that they did not spend money lavishly.  The bulk of their winnings went to help others.-weshar75

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            Posted: February 28, 2007, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

            I know two PB Jackpot winners, they are doing just fine.

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              Posted: February 28, 2007, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

              thank you very much you all...

              What are the odds that two contractors will win the 2 biggest lottery jackpot, if i am reading you all correctly...

               

               

              "Laura Simpson from Great Lakes, Illinois deserves to be rich..."            "She is so rare"

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                Posted: February 28, 2007, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                Guesser....don't care to know the names of the winners.  However, would be very interested to hear of their experience once they won.

                Were the wins sizeable in that others would want to contact them for money/investments?  Were people coming out of the woodwork?  How much did it change their life from a day to day standpoint, i.e. did people come up to them and ask for money, did others expect them to pay for dinner all the time, etc.  How long did it take for everythnig to return to normal?

                What are the odds that someone would know not one, but two PB Jackpot winners?

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                  Posted: February 28, 2007, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                  A gal from my hometown won BIG in Powerball draw date: 12/31-03

                  Claimed 60 million :)

                  Most of what I hear is rumors about her Live in fiancee' that creates most of the fodder for news. She stays out of the lime light, yet he makes a bit of a spectacle about his sugar mamma. Personally I never quite got into their need to "prove" themselves once they had money. Some folks you can dress up and still NOT take out in public, This most likely applies to this lady and her man. I truly hope this lady doesnt marry this man, cuz it will be a marriage of convenience for him.

                  In my town, you wouldnt even walk up to your own mamma and expect her to pay for your dinner, so its not even an option to expect a stranger to pay for a meal. We do actually have some etiquette in my area. :)

                  And nothing is ever really normal in my town, so not sure one could ever expect that to happen after a win.....

                  ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

                   Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014


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                    Posted: February 28, 2007, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                    pumpi76, that's a great topic. I hope Mega Millions continues to roll and set a new Mega Millions record. Here were the stats of the biggest United States jackpot winners and their results.

                    1. $365,000,000, 2/2006, Powerball [one jackpot winner]

                    2. $363,000,000, 5/2000, The Big Game [two jackpot winners]

                    3. $340,000,000, 11/2005, Powerball [one jackpot winner]

                    4. $331,000,000, 4/2002, The Big Game [three jackpot winners]

                    5. $315,000,000, 11/2005, Mega Millions [one jackpot winner]

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                      Posted: February 28, 2007, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                      Two different states, 12 years apart (or so).

                      Both were in groups that won.