A look at the 10 largest U.S. lottery jackpots

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing will be an estimated US$1.5 billion - the largest lottery jackpot in the world.

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Not that there aren't large jackpots elsewhere. Spain's massively popular Christmas lottery, known as "El Gordo," is ranked as the world's richest, though it doles out a single jackpot among millions of prizes, instead of one large jackpot like the Powerball. El Gordo last month showered 2.2 billion euros (US$2.4 billion) across the country.

As for the U.S., here's a look at the 10 previous highest jackpots and the winners' home states:

  1. $656.0 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
  2. $636 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013, (two tickets, from California and Georgia)
  3. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida)
  4. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (two tickets, from Arizona and Missouri)
  5. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015 (three tickets, from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas)
  6. $448.4 million, Powerball, Aug. 7, 2013, (three tickets, one from Minnesota and two from New Jersey)
  7. $425.3 million, Powerball, Feb. 19, 2014 (one ticket, from California)
  8. $414 million, Mega Millions, March 18, 2014, (two tickets, from Florida and Maryland)
  9. $399.4 million, Powerball, Sept. 18, 2013, (one ticket, from South Carolina)
  10. $390.0 million, Mega Millions, March 6, 2007 (two tickets, from Georgia and New Jersey)


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