What is exactly the world largest jackpot even won? The answer on this question is!
It is the Spains lottery and especially the christmas lotery of the Sorteo de Navidad. The jackpot price was extremely and the largest ever. The winning price was 720 million euro in us dollars 941 million. The jackpot has won on december 2012.
Records of lottery jackpots are Always under attention of analysts and players.
Spain’s Spanish Christmas Lottery, called “SorteoExtraordinario de Navidad” is the world’s largest lottery and has the largest first prize jackpot. The main jackpot in 2012 was €720.000.000,- (US$941.8 million). The total prize pool in 2012 was €2.52 billion (US$3.297 billion).
The lottery works with series, tickets have a printed 5- digit numbers who will be sold separately. By example, ticket number “99999” was sold and printed 180 times with a different series of numbers. As a result of that, a jackpot will always be split among multiple winners. In 2012 the main jackpot was paid out to 180 winners who each got €4 million (US$5.2 million) they all had a ticked with number 58268.
The largest jackpot lottery ever
The largest lottery jackpot ever won was in America. See below for the biggest jackpots ever.
1 $656 million Mega Millions 30 March 2012 3 KS, IL, MD Largest cash payout in world history; $474 million.
2 $648 million Mega Millions 17 December 2013 2 CA, GA Cash value $347.6 million
3 $590.5 million Powerball 18 May 2013 1 FL Gloria MacKenzie of Zephyrhills. World record for any lottery prize; 3rd largest cash prize at $370.9 million.
4 $587.5 million Powerball 28 November 2012 2 AZ, MO Cash value $384.7 million, 2nd largest in US lottery history
5 $448 million Powerball 7 August 2013
Biggest lottery jackpot ever in Europe
161.7 million (US$260 million) was won on the euromillions lottery. The winner lives in Great Brittan.
on the second place the jackpot price was €147.8 million (US$205 million) was the largest single-ticket jackpot in Italy on 22 August 2009.