Biggest U.S. lottery jackpots

Published On: Nov 28 2012 10:21:40 AM CST   Updated On: Jul 07 2016 03:35:33 PM CDT

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot, currently at $540 million, would be the third largest in the history of the game. But where does it rank overall in the top 10 all-time U.S. lottery jackpots?

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1. $1.586 billion (Powerball) -- Won in January 2016 by three tickets purchased in California, Florida and Tennessee. This is noted as the largest cash payout in American lottery history.

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