The Biggest Jackpot Wins in History

History has seen many fortunate people win big on lottery tickets, often earning life-changing jackpots amounting to millions of dollars and beyond.

On January 1st 2019, 23 co-workers from a retail shop on Long Island shared this Mega Millions jackpot, opting for the lump sum option as prize.

1. Elmer Sherwin

Securing a big jackpot jackpot is the goal of every gambler – but for one man it became reality.

Elmer Sherwin, a World War II veteran who had visited Las Vegas for several weeks prior to winning big playing Megabucks at Mirage Casino, won $4.6 Million by spending $100 a day.

On the night he attended the casino’s grand opening, his luck turned. Asking his wife for $20 extra gave him just what he needed to win the jackpot.

16 years later he returned to the same location and hit another jackpot – this time for $21.1 million! This marked the first time anyone had won two Megabucks jackpots simultaneously.

2. Jon Hayward

The jackpot prize must be one of the most exciting and rewarding opportunities ever available in lotteries, according to research conducted at University of Illinois by lottery experts. Their study indicates that odds for winning this grand prize have increased by almost 50 percent in just 10 years!

One of the greatest features of winning big in lotteries is that most of it goes tax-free – some of the largest wins have come from states without state income tax, including an incredible $16 million win by one ticket holder in California! Jackpots may occur due to many different factors including chance, higher interest rates in the U.S. or ticket prices – just some examples!

3. Mega Moolah

Mega Moolah has quickly become one of the world’s favourite online casino games since its introduction in 2006. Since its introduction, it’s produced many million-dollar wins for players all over the globe and remains a firm favourite with players across borders.

Mega Moolah jackpots are networked, which means every time a reel spins it adds to the progressive prize pool and increases Mega Moolah’s high jackpots.

Notable symbols in this game include elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffes and zebras; with elephants as the highest-paying symbol – promising up to 600x your line bet in payouts!

This game boasts several other winning symbols, such as the Monkey scatter which offers instant payments of 2-100x your bet win and 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier – but its real star is its jackpot wheel which presents four progressive jackpots for life-changing sums of money.

4. Megabucks

An exceptionally lucky gambler landed one of the largest slot machine jackpots ever won at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada: a $14 Million Megabucks prize won on Megabucks game Megabucks game Megabucks game

Megabucks was first released by IGT in 1986 and quickly became one of the mainstays of Las Vegas casinos. Today it can also be found at many other brick-and-mortar casinos across the US – and has yielded some of the biggest wins ever recorded in gambling history!

On April 2, a lucky gambler at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Nevada struck it big – winning an eye-popping $14 Million Megabucks Jackpot! IGT announced this was only the second Megabucks win ever seen there in over two years!

5. Sphinx

The Sphinx is one of the world’s most iconic sculptures. Often depicted with its body being that of a lion and head being that of man, this monumental statue stands as an icon representing pharaohs and their god Khafre.

Myth and legend surrounding Anubis date back millennia. Ancient Egyptians themselves were especially drawn to his imposing figure.

Thutmose IV of Egypt established an 18th Dynasty Sphinx Stele to honor how its spirit had appeared to him in a dream and bestowed him with power as King in exchange for dusting off its body.

But for all its beauty and grandeur, the Sphinx was also famously mysterious due to its unique features; most prominent among these being its distinct lack of nose (cleaved off around 300 years earlier by likely by Sufi Muslim protester).