Big Lotto Jackpots

Recent Big Lotto Jackpot Winners

Whenever we see a random person win a ridiculously large amount of money from a lotto jackpot, the hairs on our arms stand up, our heart rate rises, and – I don't know about you – it makes us want to go out to the nearest convenience store and purchase as many lottery tickets as we can afford.

And if you're still on edge about purchasing lottery tickets, maybe these people's stories can change your mind. The following is a short list of the biggest jackpot winners, so far, in the 2017 year.

Anonymous Purdue Graduate Wins First Powerball of 2017

A graduate from the University of Purdue claimed the 7th largest Grand Prize in Powerball lotto history on March 10, 2017 from Indiana. The individual wished to remain anonymous under the company name Bohemian Financial, LLC. The total jackpot is estimated to be worth $435 million, but the winner chose to take lump-sum cash option worth $236 million. The person used the right winning numbers: 10-13-28-52-61 and a Powerball number of 2.

$191 Million Mega Millions Ticket In California

On Feburary 17, 2017 Jack Freney won a massive Mega Millions jackpot worth $191 million. The ticket was sold at a Primm Valley Lotto store in Nipton, California, within the San Bernardino County. Freney's winning numbers were 61-53-54-17-37, and a Mega number of 8. He chose to receive the one time payment that amounted to about $114.1 million.

Largest Arkansas Lottery Winner in History

Eliberto and Anita Cantu of Lubbock, Texas stepped forward to claim the March 31st Mega Million drawing worth a total $177 million. The 71-year-old is a construction worker who moves regularly. During his stay in Arkansas, he stopped at the All Stop Valero, 408 East 22nd Street in Stuttgart where he purchases his coffee every morning. Eliberto is the 55th million-dollar winner in the state of Texas, and is the single largest winner in Arkansas history.