What are the biggest lottery jackpots?
El Gordo, Spain’s Christmas lottery, is generally considered to be the world’s largest lottery game, with the largest first jackpot. A £2 billion prize pool in the draw took place in Spain on Wednesday, December 22.
The second largest jackpot was in the Powerball, an American lottery game offered by 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
On January 13, 2016, that game produced a hefty lottery jackpot of £1.191 billion (£738.4 million after tax).
The third was for Mega Millions, which is offered in 45 US states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.
The largest jackpot that’s been won in its history was £1.154 billion.
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