Read here about the top three largest lotteries:
-Spain’s 2012 Christmas Lottery, Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad, valued at $941 million
-Mega Millions, March 30th, 2013, valued at $656 million
-Mega Millions, December 17th, 2013, valued at $648
And their winners:
Merle and Patricia Butler of Red Bud, Illinois won $157 million after splitting the $656 Mega Millions jackpot with four other individuals. They told the press that they would use the money to “do some real good.”
Eddie Nabors of Dalton, Georgia; Elaine and Harold Messner of Woodbine, New Jersey split the Mega Millions jackpot of $390 million. Nabors planned to use his winnings to buy a house for his daughter, to pay off his mom’s mortgage and his sister’s mortgage, and to buy a fishing boat for his son.
Jim and Carolyn McCullar of Ephrata, Washington won the Mega Millions jackpot of $380 million. Jim reported that he planned to put his winnings in the bank, give some to his kids, and donate to charities.