Published On: Nov 28 2012 10:21:40 AM CSTUpdated On: Jan 12 2016 10:25:55 AM CST
With Wednesday's Powerball drawing now set at $1.5 billion, the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, take a look at the current top 10 jackpots of all time.
10. $390 million (Mega Millions) -- Won in March 2007 by two tickets sold in Georgia and New Jersey.
9. $399.4 million (Powerball) -- Won in September 2013 by one ticket purchased in South Carolina.
8. $414 million (Mega Millions) -- Won in March 2014 by two tickets purchased in Florida and Maryland.
7. $425.3 million (Powerball) -- Won in February 2014 by one ticket purchased in Northern California.
6. $448.4 million (Powerball) -- Won in August 2013 by three tickets -- two in New Jersey and one in Minnesota.
5. $564 million -- (Powerball) The Feb. 11, 2015, Powerball jackpot jumped from $500 million the afternoon of the drawing to an estimated $564 million by the time the numbers were chosen. The numbers drawn were 25, 11, 54, 13, 39 - Powerball: 19. The winning jackpot tickets were sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico, said Alex Traverso, California Lottery spokesman.
4. $587.5 million (Powerball) -- Won in November 2012 by two tickets purchased in Arizona and Missouri.
3. $590.5 million (Powerball) -- Won in May 2013 by Gloria C. MacKenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills, Fla. She is noted as the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history.
2. $648 million (Mega Millions) -- Won in December 2013 by two tickets sold in Georgia and California.
1. $656 million (Mega Millions) -- Won in March 2012 by three tickets purchased in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. This is noted as the largest cash payout in American lottery history.
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