The Biggest Lottery Winners & Where They Spend Their Money

Winning the lottery is something that everyone has dreamed of at some point in their lives

Winning the lottery gives us the chance to become overnight millionaires and who wouldn’t want to settle down for life after getting a few right numbers

But it’s not just that because winning the lottery gives you the financial opportunity to give your children a better life, better university and overall, better chances for the future

There have been many lottery winners over the years in the United States, some winning record numbers, and some not so much, but still huge sums

Below we list the biggest lottery winners and what they have received since winning it

1 $158 Billion Powerball Jackpot Winners

On January 13, 2016, the largest jackpot of $158 billion was split between the three winning lottery ticket holders

Of course, all three ticket holders took home an equal share of the prize, and we’ll tell you who they are and what they’ve been up to lately

After winning a third of the record-breaking jackpot, Lisa and John of Munford, Tennessee, decided to buy a $62 million, 10-bedroom home in one of the best locations in all of Tennessee

Their home even has a private lake and a home theater to show for it

They also decided to keep their existing home despite taking home $3278 million, and Lisa herself continued to go to work, but they’ve kept out of the public eye for some time

•    Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt – $3278 million

Maureen and David live a more modest life than previous winners on our list

They still live in their $300,000 house in Florida, and go about their day like nothing happened

They are one of the many lottery winners to come from Florida, and they still play Powerball, despite taking home a large portion of the prize

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Marvin and Mae are keeping their lives even more private than Maureen and David

It took them six months to claim the prize and they have kept their relationship private ever since

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The sole winner of the $7587 million Powerball Jackpot, Mavis wanted to live a quiet life after winning the lottery

Not long after claiming her winnings, Mavis decided to quit her job at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, and the 50-year-old mother from Massachusetts had a plan to live the rest of her life out of the public eye

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Gloria MacKenzie, an 84-year-old woman from Zephyrhills, Florida, won the first Powerball prize of $5905 million in May 2013

After taxes, she took home a whopping $278 million and decided to donate $2 million of it to renovating a naval high school

She upgraded her apartment to a $12 million waterfront mansion in Jacksonville, and also decided to split her earnings with her son, Scott

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