Your question: Who won the largest Powerball?

A 53-year-old hospital worker named Mavis L. Wanczyk held the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $758.7 million that was sold in Massachusetts for the then-record drawing on Aug. 23, 2017.

Who won the largest lottery ever?

In 2018, a person who chose to remain anonymous won $1.537 billion in South Carolina. That prize remains the world’s largest lottery prize ever awarded on a single ticket, according to Mega Millions.

What is the largest Powerball jackpot ever won?

A look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

  • $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. …
  • $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. …
  • $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, Wisconsin)
  • $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. …
  • $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan.

Has a rich person ever won the lottery?

His win of US$314.9 million in the Powerball multi-state lottery was, at the time, the largest jackpot ever won by a single winning ticket in the history of American lottery.

Jack Whittaker (lottery winner)

Jack Whittaker
Died June 27, 2020 (aged 72)
Known for Lottery winner

Who is the youngest person to ever win the lottery?

Subscribe Now. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJW) — A 23-year-old man has become the youngest person to win the Powerball in Florida. According to the Florida Lottery, Thomas Yi won a $235.4 million jackpot in a Powerball drawing held last month.

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Has anyone died after winning the lottery?

In 2009, his family declared him missing, and in January 2010 his body was found buried under a concrete slab in the backyard of an acquaintance.

Abraham Shakespeare.

Abraham Lee Shakespeare
Body discovered January 26, 2010
Occupation Truck driver’s assistant
Known for Florida Lottery winner and murder victim
Children Two sons

Is the lottery rigged?

There haven’t been any confirmed reports about Mega Millions’ jackpots being rigged or tampered with in some way. However, in 2017, Eddie Tipton, who helped write software code for several state lotteries, admitted to rigging drawings for his own benefit, according to CNBC.

Who won a billion dollars in the lottery?

In 2016, Indialantic “lottery lawyer” Kurt Panouses represented the Melbourne Beach couple who bought a Powerball ticket at their neighborhood Publix and won a piece of a $1.586 billion prize — the biggest jackpot in history. Now, Panouses is representing the winners of America’s third-biggest jackpot of all time.