What is the highest a lottery jackpot has reached in the U.S.?
- $700 million
- $656 million
The highest lottery jackpot was a whopping $656 million! The game was the extremely popular ‘Mega Millions’ and there were three winning tickets. The massive jackpot took place in 2012. The three winning tickets were purchased in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. A little over a year later in 2013, the Mega Millions jackpot reached $648 million! There were two winners in that drawing.
- $652 million
- $590 million