Biggest Mega Millions Winner
The Mega Millions draw on 30th March 2012 not only created the largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game's history but also the largest jackpot ever seen in world lottery history. This record breaking jackpot was the result of months of Mega Millions draws with no jackpot winners and reached an astonishing US$656 million before finally being won by three ticket holders from Maryland, Illinois and Kansas.
Other impressive Mega Millions wins:
- The draw on 17th December 2013 saw the second largest Mega Millions jackpot, and the second largest jackpot in lottery history, up for grabs. The colossal US$636 million jackpot was shared between Ira Curry, a grandmother from Stone Mountain, Georgia who had previously been declared bankrupt, and Steve Tran, a truck driver from Northern California. The jackpot started its journey into lottery folklore on 4th October 2013 and continued for 22 draws before eventually being claimed by the two lucky winners.
- The draw on 6th March 2007 was for a jackpot of US$390 million and was won by two ticket holders, Elaine and Harold Messner from New Jersey and Eddie Nabors from Georgia.
- January 2011 saw a jackpot of US$380 million up for grabs and shared between two ticket holders from Idaho and Washington.
- In August 2009 two lucky ticket holders matched the winning Mega Millions numbers to share a jackpot worth US$336 million.