SHREVEPORT, LA – There was a big winner in the Mega Millions drawing last week and this week, the Powerball jackpot continues to skyrocket. Winning big is now a dream for thousands of folks around Louisiana.

What are you dreaming of buying if you win?

This is so much money that you can dream of vacation homes, luxury cars and boats and so much more. But I also want to do some good with this cash. I have even put together a list of the charities I would help. How much of the money would you give away to charity? How much would you give to family and friends?

How Big Is the Prize for Wednesday Night?

Here’s a list of the top 25 prizes from Powerball and Mega Millions:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball was won by one ticket in California on November 8, 2022.
  2. $1.765 billion Powerball won by one winning ticket in California on October 11, 2023.
  3. $1.602 Mega Millions August 8, 2023 won by one ticket in Florida.
  4. $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.
  5. $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.
  6. $1.348 billion Mega Millions won by one ticket on January 13, 2023. That ticket was sold in Maine.
  7. $1.337 billion Mega Millions was won by one ticket in Illinois on July 29, 2022.
  8. $1.1 billion Mega Millions is won by a ticket in New Jersey on March 26, 2024.
  9. $1.09 billion Powerball is up for grabs on Wednesday April 3, 2024. Cash option is $527 million.
  10. $1.08 Billion Powerball was won by one ticket in California on July 19, 2023.
  11. $1.05 billion Mega Millions was won by the Wolverine FLL Club of Oakland County, Michigan in January of 2021.
  12. $842.4 million Powerball won by a single ticket in Michigan on January 1, 2024.
  13. $800 million Powerball is up for grabs on Monday, March 25, 2024. The lump sum payout is $384 million.
  14. $768.4 million, Powerball won by a single ticket in Wisconsin. Cash: $477 million.
  15. $758 million, Powerball won August 24, 2018, by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts. She chose the lump sum payment of $480 million.
  16. $699 million, Powerball won on October 4, 2021 in California. The ticket was sold at an Albertson’s grocery store.
  17. $687.8 million, Powerball won Oct. 27, 2018. There were two winning tickets. One in Iowa and another in New York.
  18. $656 million, Mega Millions, won March 30, 2012, by three tickets, sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas. Cash: $471 million
  19. $648 million, Mega Millions, won Dec. 17, 2013, in Georgia and California. Cash: $347.6 million.
  20. $630 Million Powerball Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Two winning tickets, one in California and one in Wisconsin will split the jackpot.
  21. $590.5 million, Powerball, won May 18, 2013, in Florida. Cash: $370.9 million.
  22. $587.5 million, Powerball, won Nov. 28, 2012, by two tickets, sold in Missouri and Arizona. Cash: $384.7 million
  23. $564 million, Powerball jackpot was won by one ticket in New Hampshire in the drawing on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
  24. $559.7 million Powerball, A single ticket was sold at Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, NH. The winning ticket holder wants to remain anonymous.
  25. $543 million Mega Millions. There was one winning ticket sold in California in the July 2018 drawing.
  26. $536 million Mega Millions, a single ticket was sold in Indiana on July 8, 2016.

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