Folk all around Louisiana are dreaming about hitting it big. The latest Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to nearly a billion dollars.

The jackpot for Friday night's drawing is now at $940 million dollars. The one time, lump sum payout is $483 million before taxes. This makes this big prize the 4th largest Mega Millions jackpot ever and the 6th largest jackpot in U.S. history.

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 Here’s a list of the top 20 prizes from Powerball and Mega Millions:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball was won by one ticket in California on November 8, 2022.
  2. $1.586 billion Powerball January 13, 2016. There were 3 winning tickets for this prize. These tickets were purchased in Tennessee, Florida, and California. Each had the option to take a lump sum of $327.8 million.
  3. $1.537 billion Mega Millions October 2018. There was one winning ticket purchased in South Carolina. The ticket was sold at a KC Mart convenience store in the town of Simpsonville. This is the largest single-ticket jackpot in U.S. history.
  4. $1.337 billion Mega Millions was won by one ticket in Illinois on July 29, 2022.
  5. $1.050 billion Mega Millions was won by the Wolverine FLL Club of Oakland County, Michigan in January of 2021.
  6. $940 million Mega Millions is up for grabs on Friday, January 6, 2022. Cash payout is $483 million.
  7. $768.4 million, Powerball won by a single ticket in Wisconsin. Cash: $477 million.
  8. $758 million, Powerball won August 24, 2018, by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts. She chose the lump sum payment of $480 million.
  9. $699 million, Powerball won on October 4, 2021 in California. The ticket was sold at an Albertson’s grocery store.
  10.  $687.8 million, Powerball won Oct. 27, 2018. There were two winning tickets. One in Iowa and another in New York.
  11. $656 million, Mega Millions, won March 30, 2012, by three tickets, sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas. Cash: $471 million
  12. $648 million, Mega Millions, won Dec. 17, 2013, in Georgia and California. Cash: $347.6 million.
  13. $630 Million Powerball Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Two winning tickets, one in California and one in Wisconsin will split the jackpot.
  14. $590.5 million, Powerball, won May 18, 2013, in Florida. Cash: $370.9 million.
  15. $587.5 million, Powerball, won Nov. 28, 2012, by two tickets, sold in Missouri and Arizona. Cash: $384.7 million
  16. $564 million, Powerball jackpot was won by one ticket in New Hampshire in the drawing on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
  17. $559.7 million Powerball, A single ticket was sold at Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, NH. The winning ticket holder wants to remain anonymous.
  18. $545 million dollar Powerball jackpot is up for grabs Saturday September 25.
  19. $543 million Mega Millions. There was one winning ticket sold in California in the July 2018 drawing.
  20. $536 million Mega Millions, a single ticket was sold in Indiana on July 8, 2016.

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