What’s the biggest number of lottery prizes awarded over the course of one year? What is the highest lottery jackpot ever to be won by a single ticket? Which lottery raffle created the biggest number of millionaires? What jackpot made the biggest leap in a single rollover? The exciting world of lottery has many mentionable moments and created massive records over the years—check out our compilation of world lottery records that lotto lovers won’t want to miss!
The Most Lottery Wins in One Year
2008 proved to be extra lucky for Mexico Lottery players, as 97,909,447 prizes were wonin one year’s games! The prizes were awarded in eight games organized by the national lottery: Melate, Melate Revancha, Progol, Progol Revancha, Tris, Chispazo, Gana Gato and Protouch.
The Biggest Number of Family Members to Win the Lottery
A lucky family from Norway set the Guinness world record for the most family members to win the lottery. The first family member to win a prize was father Leif Oksnes who scooped 8.4 million Kroner. Three years later, his daughter, Hege Jeanette, won 8.2 million Kroner. Following in his sister and father’s footsteps was the son, Tord Oksnes, who won the largest sum – 12.2 million kroner! The total of the wins for the family is almost 29 million kroner which is almost €4 million!
The Most People to Become Millionaires in One Raffle Draw
EuroMillions UK has set the record for the largest number of £1 million prizes to be handed out in the special Millionaire Raffle, with 100 raffle winners who became millionaires overnight on May 2012, and again in 2013. Those massive draws take place in honour of momentous occasions such as the Olympics opening night on 2012. Apart from the exciting event, The Millionaire Raffle is held twice a week, alongside the EuroMillions draw to create two guaranteed millionaires every week! Play now for the chance to win the record setting raffle!
The Biggest Raffle Prize Pool
Spain’s Loteria de Navidad is a special Christmas raffle which has been held on December 22nd for two centuries. The raffle has an enormous prize pool of over €2 billion divided between 17 prize categories and extremely attractive winning odds, to bring all players a boost of Christmas spirit right before the holiday.
This year is no different as the prize pool stands on €2.24 billion, and 1 in X players will win a prize! Although it’s still summertime, Loteria de Navidad tickets are already available to purchase online!
The Largest Rollover Leap
Some lotteries have a steady or a maximum jackpot increase for every rollover, while other games may favour the element of surprise when it comes to jackpot growth from one winless draw to the next. The current champion when it comes to jackpot rollover leaps is the US Powerball with its legendary $230 million increase (from $360 to $590.5 million) in May 2013. That jackpot also set the record jackpot for the American Powerball game
The Longest Rollover Streak
Jackpots reach crazy highest not only through outstanding leaps, but with small consecutive rollover increase over an extended period of time. Italy’s favourite – SuperEnalotto has reached a massive €177.8 million jackpot and was finally won after nine long months of rolling over in 2010. The rollover streak culminated in a new multi-millionaire who also holds the local lotto’s record jackpot win!
The Biggest Jackpot Won by a Single Ticket
The same jackpot which leaped by $230 million in a single rollover and has managed to set US Powerball’s jackpot record is also the biggest jackpot to be won by a single ticket! Setting the record on May 2013 was an 84-old lady named Gloria C. Msckenzie from Zaphyrhills, Florida. Gloria purchased the Quick Pick winning ticket in a Publix Supermarket and scooped the entire $590.5 million jackpot, which turned to $370 million paid out in a lump sum.
The Biggest Jackpot Ever Won
When it comes to jackpot heights, America is host to the titans including Mega Millions,the current holder of the world’s jackpot record. The US champion has set the record at $656 million, split between three winning tickets on March, 2013. Will Mega Million break its own jackpot record this year?
The lottery world is unpredictable and surprising, and records that have held for years can change anytime. When trying your luck with your favourite lotto game, you might just be the next record setter with an astounding Powerball win or be one of the winners of this year’s biggest raffle – Loteria de Navidad!