Winning the lottery is a pipe dream for most people. The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 292 million. That’s better than the chances of winning it big playing Mega Millions — 1 in 302 million. But as the old adage goes, “You can’t win if you don’t play.” These winner took a chance at a long shot and hit some of the largest jackpots in U.S. history:
There were three winning tickets for the largest jackpot in U.S. history, which was drawn on Jan. 13, 2016. John and Lisa Robinson in Tennessee, Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt in Florida and Marvin and Mae Acosta in California all had the option of roughly $533 million before taxes as an annuity or taking $327.8 million as the lump-sum payment.