What are the biggest lottery winners in the world ever? All information about the jackpot and the winners you will found on this website.
The biggest lottery winners are:
California: January 13, 2016 $1,586,400,000.00
Florida: January 13, 2016 $1,586,400,000.00
Lisa and John Robinson
Tennessee: January 13, 2016 $1,586,400,000.00
Biggest lottery winners Europe
Lottery jackpot records have always attracted the attention of the people. It is generally considered that Spain’s Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad is the world’s largest lottery and has the largest first prize jackpot. In 2012, the main jackpot was €720 million. The total prize pool in 2012 was €2.52 billion. The tickets for this lottery have pre-printed 5-digit numbers, with each set of numbers sold multiple times in several so-called series. For example, a ticket with the number “00001” was printed 180 times under different series numbers. This results in the jackpot always being split across multiple winners. The 2011 main jackpot of €720 million was paid out as €4 million to each of the 180 tickets with the number 58268.
Unlike in the United States, European jackpots are generally tax-free and jackpots are paid in a lump sum. For example, in theUnited Kingdom’s National Lottery, wagers are split between the game operator Camelot Group and the government, with Camelot distributing some of the money for prizes, some for operating costs, a small amount for profit, some into their ‘good causes’ programme, with the remainder going to the government as tax; VAT however, is not due.
Largest jackpots in specific European lotteries
£161.7 million was the largest jackpot and single-ticket jackpot in the pan-European EuroMillionsin GBP currency, won on 12 July 2011 in the UK.
€190 million was the largest jackpot and single-ticket jackpot in the pan-European EuroMillions in EUR currency, won on 10 August 2012 in the UK.
On 24 October 2014 it happened again: €190 million was won by a single-ticket in Portugal.
€90.0 million was the largest jackpot and single-ticket jackpot in the pan-European Eurojackpot, won on 15 May 2015 in Czech Republic.
€147.8 million was the largest single-ticket jackpot in Italy’s SuperEnalotto lottery, won on 22 August 2009 in Bagnone. €45.4 million was the largest jackpot in Germany’s Lotto 6 aus 49, won in December 2007 by three tickets.
€37.7 million was the largest single-ticket jackpot in the German Lotto 6 aus 49, won on 7 October 2006.
SEK 238 million is the largest single ticket jackpot of Svenska Spel Lotto Drömvinsten.
£42 million was the largest jackpot in the United Kingdom’s Lotto, won on 6 January 1996 by three tickets.
In the United States, all lottery winnings and casino games winners are subject to Federal taxation (automatically reported to the Internal Revenue Service if the win is at least $600); many smaller jurisdictions also levy taxes. The IRS requires a minimum withholding of 25% of the prize (minus the wager) of any gambling win in excess of $5,000. However, the net for a major jackpot winner often is misleading; winners often pay additional to the IRS when they file their returns. U.S. lotto winners are taxed at the highest percentage; any winnings above $600.00 are taxed at 30%. All lump-sum prizes listed below are reported as the pre-withholdings amount, as this is income the player “earned” and must report on their returns to be subject to taxation. Jackpot amounts are reported as the advertised annuity.
For various reasons, an annuity jackpot can have a higher cash value than a larger annuity with a lower cash value. Examples include the annuity structure of various games: while Mega Millions’ and Powerball’s annuity option each are 30 annual payments, Mega Millions’ annuity payments increase 5 percent yearly, while Powerball’s increase 4 percent yearly; this makes the Mega Millions’ annuity structure slightly more inflated.