Top Five U.S. Lottery Jackpots

Lotteries come and lotteries go, but some are especially heartbreaking. The following are some of the biggest lotteries in U.S. history, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association's records.

The top five U.S. lottery jackpots:

  • $175 million (estimated), May 20, 1998, Powerball
  • $118.8 million, April 17, 1991, California lottery
  • $115.6 million, April 26, 1989, Pennsylvania lottery
  • $111.2 million, July 7, 1993, Powerball
  • $106.5 million, Sept. 15, 1990, Florida lottery