Top 5 Biggest Lottery Winners in the World (2016)

Biggest Lottery jackpots of 2016

Lottery millionaires may be more common than you think – hundreds are created by lottery draws all over the world, every single year. Every lottery jackpot winner gets filthy stinking rich, but only a handful can lay claim to wealth on a similar level to the businesspeople and royals who occupy the upper end of the global rich list. Here are 5 players who can do exactly that: the biggest lottery winners in the world.

Please note: some of the world’s biggest lottery winners have chosen to remain anonymous. This list features the biggest lottery winners who have fully and willingly revealed their identities to the public.

1. Gloria C Mackenzie, $590.5m Powerball winner (May 18, 2013)

Gloria C Mackenzie bears the proud – and staggeringly lucky – distinction of being the recipient of the largest individual lottery prize of all time. Mackenzie ultimately decided to claim her prize as a reduced lump sum of $370.9m – the 84-year-old from Florida could have baNKED a total of $590.5m in annuity payments.

2. David Kaltschmidt & Maureen Smith, $528.8m Powerball winners (January 13, 2016)

This charming couple from Melbourne Beach, Florida also claimed a share of January 13th 2016’s billion dollar Powerball extravaganza. The third winning ticketholder has elected to keep their identity a secret.

Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail

3. John & Lisa Robinson, $528.8m Powerball winners (January 13, 2016)

John and Lisa Robinson of Munford, Tennessee held one of three winning tickets for the world record, $1.586 billion Powerball draw of January 13th 2016. The Robinsons were quick to claim they wouldn’t change their lifestyle after the win… but since then they have moved into a lavish Tennessee mansion with its own private lake.

4. Pearlie Mae Smith, $429 million Powerball winner (May 7, 2016)

New Jersey mother-of-seven Pearlie Mae Smith was a hugely popular winner of the $412 million Powerball jackpot of May 7th, 2016.

Source: New York Times

Source: New York Times

5. Raymond Buxton, $425.3 million Powerball winner (February 19, 2014)

Raymond Buxton, a retiree from Northern California, remains one of the world’s top individual lottery winners after his Powerball windfall in 2014. At the time of the win he told reporters of his plans to travel the world and launch a children’s foundation.

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Comments (2)

How do I verify if I won or get confirmation?

Reply Written by: Lorenzo m. Rolando III on 1.7.2017 at 19:34

    Dear Lorenzo,
    Please note that we always send Draw results email after each draw you participated in. It contains information regarding your winnings and also the numbers drawn. Verify your winnings you can also have a look at your PlayEuroLotto account in Messages section. Hope this helped 🙂

    Reply Written by: Monika on 24.7.2017 at 9:18