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The 10 largest US lottery jackpots ever won

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FILE - A Mega Millions lottery play slip is seen in a local grocery store, Monday, July 25, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A ticket sold in suburban Chicago won Friday, an estimated $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the nation’s third-largest lottery prize. Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

  1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
  2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
  3. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
  4. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
  5. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
  6. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
  7. $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
  8. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)
  9. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)
  10. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
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