Many gambling enthusiasts know that winning big money is not only possible in casinos. Often the lucky ones are the participants in various lotteries. And today presents the top 10 winners of the biggest winnings in 2021. It includes record jackpots from all over the world.
First place. A record $1.05 billion in winnings.
The record prize was won by a resident of Michigan who bought a lottery ticket at the very beginning of the year. Such a big win was the result of a long winless streak. Not only did this win come in first place in 2021, but it was also the third best ever.
Second place. Winner – $515 million
The second place winner was a Pennsylvania resident who hit the Mega Millions jackpot for $515 million. The winner’s name and place of residence remained unknown. However, this was the ninth highest jackpot prize won since the lottery’s inception. Interestingly enough, the odds of winning were 1 in 303 million, but as many as two players won the Mega Millions in 2021.
Third place. The winnings were $286 million.
More is known about the third place winner. He is a 69-year-old Ponte Verde Beach resident named Clay Tusi. He entered the open Powerball drawing held in Tallahassee on June 5 and won $286 million.
4 Winner – $210 million
This win is interesting because it broke the European lottery record. In February 2021, a resident of Switzerland won a prize of $210 million. Interestingly, the EuroMillions lottery participant took his money just two months after the previous record of $220 million was set.
5 Winner – $96 million
Fifth place went to a married couple from New York. Leonard and Lorraine Padavan entered the MegaMillions lottery draw in February this year and won almost $100 million between them. According to the couple, they plan to use the money they won to buy an RV to travel around the country.
6 Winning $60 million
This time, luck smiled on a Laotian immigrant. The woman had been buying lottery tickets for 20 years, but had never won anything big until this year. However, in January 2021, she entered the Ontario Lottery and Gaming draw and won $60 million.
7 Winning $6.7 million
A Russian citizen was also in the top 10. Resident of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk participated in the lottery Sportslotto and was able to win 6.7 million dollars. In terms of rubles – it is more than 500 million.
8 The winner was $1.18 million.
Another representative of the post-Soviet space. This time luck smiled on a resident of Belarus. He participated in the lottery drawing of Sportlotto 6 out of 49 and managed to guess all six numbers. As a result, the winner won the jackpot of $ 1.18 million.
9 Winner – $1 million
The one million dollar jackpot went to a Colorado resident with many children. The most interesting thing is that she participated in the raffle among vaccinated residents of the city. Such a raffle was approved by the governor of Colorado and was held for the first time.
10 Winner – $1 million
Rounding out the top 10 is a resident of Kazakhstan, Rishat Tyulegenov. He took part in the Millennium Millionaire Series online lottery and won one million dollars. This lottery is run by the Dubai chain of shops. The first draw was timed to coincide with the turn of the year 2000 and was planned as a one-off promotion. However, the success was so great that it became an annual event.