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A look at the top 10 US record lottery jackpots

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • December 17, 2013 - 11:30 AM

The Mega Millions jackpot jumped to $636 million on Tuesday, after Friday's drawing produced no winning ticket. The jackpot now ranks as the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Here's a look at the top 10 record lottery jackpots in U.S. history.

1. $656.0 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (3 tickets from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

2. Estimated $636.0 million, Mega Millions, (next drawing scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 17; jackpot could grow)

3. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (1 ticket from Florida)

4. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (2 tickets from Arizona and Missouri)

5. $448.4 million, Powerball, Aug. 7, 2013 (3 tickets from Minnesota and New Jersey)

6. $399.4 million, Powerball, Sept. 18, 2013 (1 ticket from South Carolina)

7. $390.0 million, Mega Millions, March 6, 2007 (2 tickets from Georgia and New Jersey)

8. $380.0 million, Mega Millions, Jan. 4, 2011 (2 tickets from Idaho and Washington)

9. $365.0 million, Powerball, Feb. 18, 2006 (1 ticket from Nebraska)

10. $363.0 million, The Big Game(asterisk), May 9, 2000 (2 tickets from Illinois and Michigan)

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