The US Powerball holds the crown for the largest jackpot win of any lottery in the the world ever!

This is staggering when you consider that its compatriot lottery , the US Mega Millions has generated a jackpot as large as $1.537 Billion in October 2018.

However it still wasn't quite large enough to top the US Powerball's $1.586 Billion jackpot that was won by three incredibly lucky tickets in Jan 2016.

It seems unfathomable that a jackpot will ever surpass this, but with the US Powerball's opening jackpot of $40,000,000 and the unlimited roll overs, who knows!

The complete top ten ranking wins of all time!

Rank

Jackpot Amount

Location of winner

Number of Winners

Date

1

$1.58Billion

California, Florida and Tennessee

3

13th January 2016

2

$768.41 Million

Wisconsin

1

27th March 2019

3

$758.7 Million

Massachusetts

1

23rd August 2017

4

$687.8 Million

New York and Iowa

2

27th October 2018

5

$590.5 Million

Florida

1

18th May 2013

6

$587.5 Million

Missouri and Arizona

2

28th November 2012

7

$564 Million

Puerto Rico, North Carolina and Texas

3

11th February 2015

8

$559.7 Million

New Hampshire

1

6th January 2018

9

$487 Million

New Hampshire

1

30th July 2016

10

$456.7 Million

Pennsylvania

1

17th March 2018

Interestingly the largest jackpots of the Powerball always seem to be slightly higher than that of the Mega Millions. On average about 12.6%. This could be down to the Powerball having slightly more annual players, (maybe as it was established 4 year earlier or has better odds , who knows )

One Pound Lotto's Prize structure for the US Powerball

Numbers

Average Prize/Winnings

Odds/Probability

5 + 1 Power Ball

Equal to cash option of published jackpot after local taxes

1 in 292,201,338

5

$1,000,000

1 in 11,688,053

4 + 1 Power Ball

$50,000

1 in 913,129.18

4

$100

1 in 36,525.17

3 + 1 Power Ball

$100

1 in 14,494.11

Prizes on the US Powerball are paid out from 3+1 numbers upwards as above.