Mega Millions – Winners

Ever since Mega Millions rebranded in 2010, there have been some incredible jackpots won by players from across the U.S. Below are the top 10 Mega Millions winners of all time.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a multi-million dollar jackpot, pick your numbers for the next Mega Millions draw at the Tickets page.

Amount Cash or Annuity? Date Winner Details
$656 million The Illinois and Maryland winners chose annuity payments totalling $218.6 million, the Kansas winner took a $157 million cash lump sum. March 30th 2012 The largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot was won on March 30th 2012, when three winning tickets shared a top prize worth a whopping $656 million. The prize was split between Merle and Patricia Butler of Red Bud, Illinois, "the Three Amigos" – a group of three education workers in Maryland – and an anonymous ticket holder from Kansas.
$758.7 million Took the cash option of $480.5 million August 23rd 2017 A record for the biggest jackpot ever won by a single ticket was set when a player from Massachusetts banked an incredible $758.7 million. Mavis Wanczyk came forward the next day to claim the prize, revealing that she had already quit her job in a hospital and would celebrate by going to ‘hide in bed’.
$648 million Took the cash option of $347.6 million December 17th 2013 Two winners, Georgia grandmother Ira Curry and California delivery driver Steve Tran, shared this impressive $648 million jackpot prize.
$536 million Took the cash option of $378.3 million July 8th 2016 The largest jackpot claimed by a single ticket was the $540 million prize won by a family from Indiana on July 8th 2016. They chose to remain anonymous, in accordance with Indiana laws, and received their prize under the name Warren D LLC.
$533 million Not publicised March 30th 2018 An as-yet-unknown individual from New Jersey recently won the fourth biggest ever Mega Millions jackpot. The identity of the lucky winner is still unknown.
$451 million Took the cash option of $281.2 million January 5th 2018 0-year old Shane Missler from Florida became the second biggest single winner of all time when one of the five QuickPicks he purchased for January 5th 2018 matched all six winning numbers.
$414 million Shared the cash option of $230.9 million March 18th 2014 Another large jackpot split between two lucky winners was won on March 18th 2014, the Cobie & Seamus Trust from Florida and an anonymous player from Maryland took home the cash.
$393 million Took the cash option of $246 million August 11th 2017 Patricia Busking, a care worker from Illinois, claimed a huge jackpot the same week that a record $758.7 million Powerball was also won.
$326 million Took the cash option of $197.4 million November 4th 2014 Harold Diamond, a retired elementary school principal, took home the biggest jackpot in New York State Lottery history. He said he bought a ticket only after his wife insisted they stop off to eat during a drive home.
$319 million Cash option amounting to $19 million each March 25th 2011 Seven co-workers from the New York Division of Housing and Community Renewal split this enormous jackpot. Five other colleagues who usually play decided to opt out of draw that week, missing out on a multi-million dollar payday.