Louisiana residents are dreaming big these days as the Mega Millions jackpot continues to climb. It is now worth $480 million which puts it at #18 on the list of the largest lottery jackpots ever in the United States. The one time lump sum payout will be  $276 million.

Mega Millions Jackpot Nearly 1 Billion Dollars
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This jackpot is beginning to stir up dreams of winning it big.

I know you think I'm crazy, but I am already dreaming about the big ticket items I will buy once my numbers roll in.

Mega Million Jackpot Grows To 400 Million
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Here’s a list of the top 20 prizes from the multistate games: Powerball and Mega Millions:

1. $1.586 billion Powerball January 13, 2016. There were 3 winning tickets for this prize. These tickets were purchased in Tennessee, Florida, and California. Each had the option to take a lump sum of $327.8 million.

2. $1.537 billion Mega Millions October 2018. There was one winning ticket purchased in South Carolina. The ticket was sold at a KC Mart convenience store in the town of Simpsonville. This is the largest single-ticket jackpot in U.S. history.

3. $750 million Mega Millions, next drawing is Friday Jan 16. The cash option payout is $550 million.

4. $768.4 million, Powerball won by a single ticket in Wisconsin. Cash: $477 million.

5. $758 million, Powerball won August 24, 2018, by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusets. She chose the lump sum payment of $480 million.

6. $687.8 million, Powerball won Oct. 27, 2018. There were two winning tickets. One in Iowa and another in New York.

7. $656 million, Mega Millions, won March 30, 2012, by three tickets, sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas. Cash: $471 million

8. $648 million, Mega Millions, won Dec. 17, 2013, in Georgia and California. Cash: $347.6 million.

9. $640 million Powerball, is up for grabs Saturday January 15. The cash option is $478 million.

10. $590.5 million, Powerball, won May 18, 2013, in Florida. Cash: $370.9 million.

11. $587.5 million, Powerball, won Nov. 28, 2012, by two tickets, sold in Missouri and Arizona. Cash: $384.7 million

12. $564 million, Powerball jackpot was won by one ticket in New Hampshire in the drawing on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

13. $559.7 million Powerball, A single ticket was sold at Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, NH. The winning ticket holder wants to remain anonymous.

14. $543 million Mega Millions. There was one winning ticket sold in California in the July 2018 drawing.

15. $536 million Mega Millions, a single ticket was sold in Indiana on July 8, 2016.

16. $530 million Mega Millions, jackpot for Friday, June 7, 2019.

17. $487 million Powerball, winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire on July 30, 2016.

18. $480 million Mega Millions is up for grabs on Friday, July 15, 2022. The lump sum payout is worth $276 million.

19. $455 million, Powerball, winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania on March 17, 2018.

20. $450 million, Mega Millions ticket was sold in Florida for the January 5th, 2018 drawing.

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