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The Mega Millions lottery jackpot for Tuesday, January 10th eluded the popular "Birthday Numbers" to become the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in the history of the Mega Millions in America. Birthday Numbers are those numbers that are less than 31, and lotteries usually sell a huge amount of lottery tickets within that "Birthday Numbers" range since a lot of us tend to play our birthdays, anniversaries, and any other date that may be special.

While most people play the same numbers over and over again, then there are those just like me who just go for the quick picks and this past Texas Lottery Mega Millions $1.35 billion dollar lottery managed to evade us all and work its way up to the second largest jackpot in the history of all lotteries. One interesting fact that the Lottery Post website has just revealed is that Texas is NOT in the top twenty-five winning states in America.

Photo by: Rudy Fernandez / Canva
Photo by: Rudy Fernandez / Canva

According to the Lottery Post website (a great site to gather lottery info from) says: that the Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time have been won.

  • Powerball: $2.0401 billion, Nov. 7, 2022 - California
  • Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 - California, Florida, Tennessee
  • Mega Millions: $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018 - South Carolina
  • Mega Millions: $1.35 billion, Jan. 13, 2023 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  • Mega Millions: $1.337 billion, Jul. 29, 2022 - Illinois
  • Mega Millions: $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021 - Michigan
  • Powerball: $768.4 million, Mar. 27, 2019 - Wisconsin
  • Powerball: $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017 - Massachusetts
  • Powerball: $731.1 million, Jan. 20, 2021 - Maryland
  • Powerball: $699.8 million, Oct. 4, 2021 - California
  • Powerball: $687.8 million, Oct. 27, 2018 - Iowa, New York
  • Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  • Mega Millions: $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013 - California, Georgia
  • Powerball: $632.6 million, Jan 5, 2022 - California, Wisconsin
  • Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
  • Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
  • Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  • Powerball: $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018 - New Hampshire
  • Mega Millions: $543 million, Jul. 24, 2018 - California
  • Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. 8, 2016 - Indiana
  • Mega Millions: $533 million, Mar. 30, 2018 - New Jersey
  • Mega Millions: $522 million, Jun. 7, 2019 - California
  • Mega Millions: $516 million, May 21, 2021 - Pennsylvania
  • Mega Millions: $502 million, Oct. 14, 2022 - California, Florida
  • Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 - New Hampshire
    If you are keeping up with which lottery has more winners, here they are:
    -Powerball: 13
    -Mega Millions: 12

The largest jackpot that was in history was back in 2018 when the jackpot climbed all the way up to $1.537 billion dollars. The winner of the largest jackpot in history was only one person and they bought the ticket in South Carolina, and no other information was made available, or was it?

The most bizarre thing about the largest jackpot in history is that the man that owned the store that sold the winning ticket for the 1.5 billion dollar jackpot, was later arrested for tax evasion. Then the lawyer that was representing the largest jackpot winner got sent to prison recently.

That lawyer is Jason Kurland also known as the "Lottery Lawyer" and the website Lottery Post also released a video (as seen below) about the lawyer and how he was cheating his biggest client. By the way, the largest jackpot winner was a woman.

Now, Friday's $1.35 billion dollar jackpot makes it the 4th biggest jackpot in the history of the lottery. Just remember if you opt for the cash payout it's only going to pay out just over $700 million dollars in one lump sum. Remember to play responsibly and get a trustworthy lawyer and good luck.

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