PlayHugeLottos.com offers you the chance to win some of the biggest jackpots in the world! All the bets games are right at your fingertips and you could be the next lucky player who makes history with a monumental win. Some of the biggest lottery wins in history happened on American lotteries, so let’s take a closer look at who they were!
Below you will find a list of some of the luckiest people who have had massive pay-outs on American lotteries. These players got their 15 minutes of fame and the blessing of never having to ever worry about money problems ever again. Let’s begin the list, shall we?
1) Merle and Patricia Butler
Merle and Patricia are from Red Bud, Illinois. There were actually three winners, each of them being teachers, but Merle and Patricia were the ones who organised the ticket. They called themselves “The Three Amigos” and bought their ticket in Milford Hill, Maryland. The third winner wanted to remain anonymous and she is from Ottawa in Kansas. They all shared the record-smashing $656 Mega Millions jackpot at the time on the 30th of March. That means that each of these lucky teachers got to walk away with $218.6 million each.
The reason as to why we know Merle and Patricia’s names is because they were the only ones to come forward publicly. When asked by lottery officials how they were planning to spend their money, they said that they would be taking their lump sum and get some advice from the best financial planners and attorneys.
Savvy, indeed! Patricia told one media outlet that the couple will be planning to do “some real good” with their money too.
2) Eddie Nabors and Harold Messner
Eddie is from Dalton, Georgia, and Harold is from Woodbine in New Jersey. Both of them had lucky tickets for the $390 million Mega Millions draw. They shared it on the 6th of March in 2007. They are both very happy and very rich men now!
Eddie is a 52-year-old truck driver. He told a local paper that he planned to buy a house for his daughter so that she wouldn’t have to live in a mobile home anymore. He also planned to pay off his family’s mortgages and buy a fishing boat for his son so they can go on trips together.
3) Jim and Carolyn McCullar
These two winners won an epic sum of $380 million on the 4th of January, 2011 with the Mega Millions lotto. They are both from Ephrata, Washington.
Jim told the press that he wants to put his winnings in the bank first, write checks for his six kids and donate some to charity. “I’m not going to fly all over the world and buy my own jet. What this means to me is the legacy that’s going to be passed down from generation to generation,” explained Jim.
4) Holly Lahti
Holly, from Rathdrum in Idaho, won $380 million on Mega Millions in 2011. She is a single mother and immediately quit her job as a customer service representative at a bank. She then went into hiding and not many people heard from her again. Her estranged husband, Josh Lahti, certainly wasn’t shy about sharing the news with the media about her big win. He said, “This is awesome! Now I don’t have to pay child support anymore.” We’re not really sure if that’s a good or a bad thing…
It turns out Holly had a good reason to hide after reporters did some digging and discovered that the couple were never properly divorced, which meant that Josh actually had a legal claim on Holly’s lucky ticket! Ouch! So she practically ran away with the winnings so she wouldn’t have to share them with Josh.
5) Syndicate of 8 from Nebraska
Eight Powerball players who worked at a meat-packing plant in Nebraska won the $365 million jackpot on the 18th of February in 2006. The seven men and one woman each split the jackpot equally and three of them immediately quit their jobs. The others still went to work. One of the winners, a Congolese immigrant, said that he wants to use the winnings to get a business degree.
So there you have it. 5 of the biggest US lottery jackpot winners all in one place. There are always massive jackpots waiting to be won here on PlayHugeLottos.com, so make sure that you get your tickets for the next big draw. You could be the next lucky winner who joins this legacy of biggest jackpot wins!
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