Top 10 Jackpot Wins in Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery is a state-administered lottery that was established in 1986. It operates under the Florida Department of the Lottery and is responsible for organizing a wide range of lottery games and promotions. The primary mission of the Florida Lottery is to maximize revenues for education in Florida, and it has contributed billions of dollars to support education initiatives in the state.
The Florida Lottery offers a variety of games, including scratch-off tickets and draw games like Powerball, Mega Millions, and various in-state games. These games provide opportunities for players to win substantial cash prizes, with jackpots often reaching hundreds of millions of dollars.
1) $250 Million – March 2019
The Mega Millions jackpot was claimed by a single player from New York, who had purchased the winning ticket in Florida.
2) $261 Million – November 2012
This Powerball jackpot was won by a group of coworkers from Albany, GA, who often played the Florida Lottery.
3) $273.3 Million – September 2000
A construction worker from Orlando claimed the “Big Game” jackpot.
4) $291.4 Million – March 2017
The Powerball jackpot was won by a single player from Homosassa.
5) $366.6 Million – February 2000
Another “Big Game” win, this time by a family from Jacksonville.
6) $370.9 Million – June 2000
The “Big Game” jackpot was won by a group of friends from Central Florida.
7) $396.9 Million – July 2017
The Mega Millions jackpot was claimed by a single player in Bonita Springs.
8) $450 Million – January 2016
A lucky player from Melbourne Beach won this impressive Powerball jackpot.
9) $590.5 Million – May 2013
The largest single-ticket jackpot win in Florida Lottery history, it was won by Gloria MacKenzie, an 84-year-old from Zephyrhills.
10) $590.5 Million – May 2013
Another winner from the same $590.5 million Powerball jackpot was a married couple, David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith.
These massive wins showcase the life-changing potential of playing the Florida Lottery. Whether through Powerball, Mega Millions, or other games, these stories serve as an inspiration for players hoping to hit it big in the Sunshine State.