There are hundreds of lottos and lotteries all over the world with many of them being drawn daily. The good news is these days you can play them all online and big sites like Lottoland compares over 20 lottery jackpots with live results and up to date information. So you can read this list and then play them all! Anyway, let’s release those big money balls and get on with the list…
Swiss Lotto, Switzerland – Top Win: €53.2 Million (Euros)
We start this list with a massive win on one of the worlds longest running lotteries. While it was a syndicate win it is still the biggest on record. There are lots of European lotteries that you might not have heard of, but these days you can play them all online no matter where you are in the world.
National Lottery, UK – Top Win: £66 million (GPB)
While this is the biggest win from the UK’s national lottery it wasn’t the biggest single win. This super win was shared between two people and one wished to remain anonymous. I think I would like to remain anonymous as well, just imagine all those begging letters filling up your postbox!
Lotto 6/49, Canada – Top Win: $64 Million (CA$)
This super win was only a few years ago in 2015 and it was won by a single ticket purchased in Mississauga, Ontario. Now that is what I call a life-changing amount! Given that you only pay $2 (CA$) per ticket!
Lotto 6, Germany – Top Win: €67 Million (Euros)
This single ticket winner puts his win down to reading a book on Tips to Improve Your Chances of Winning the Lottery and who can argue with that because at the end of the day he did win this massive win which instantly put him into Germanys, top 100 riches people.
SuperEnalotto lottery, Italy – Top Win: €209 Million (Euros)
This is one of the oldest lottery games in the world and while jackpots are not normally this big after several months of the jackpot not being won it was finally won and the good news is it was won by a single winner who was an old lady who gave most of it away to charity!
Eurojackpot, Czech Republic – Top Win: €90 Million (Euros)
While the jackpots in this game are usually a lot smaller this one had been building up over months and was finally won by someone in the Czech Republic, but people in neighbouring contries do play this as well and in case you were wondering it was a large syndicate winner, not a single-ticket winner.
EuroMillions, UK – Top Win: €190 Million (Euros)
While not as big as many of the others on this list this was the single biggest winner of the EuroMillions and while the game is played all over Europe it is often won in the UK mostly due to the higher amount of tickets sold.
The Big Game, USA – Top Win: $363 Million (USD)
You might not have heard of this lottery game before and that is because it was renamed as ‘Mega Millions‘ on August 31, 1996. So anyone born after that date will not have heard of it nor this single-ticket winner.
Mega Millions, USA – Top Win: $1.537 billion (USD)
While this is the 3rd highest jackpot ever recorded the 2nd was another Powerball win. But unlike our top win, this was a single ticket winner and the biggest single ticket win in history. If you would like to know it was bought in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
PowerBall, USA – Top Win: $1.586 billion (USD)
And we end this list with the biggest win of any lottery ever. At least this win was shared between 3 families because if it was one family they would have made Americas top ten rich list overnights! But even shared between 3 families that is still $520,000,000 each.