If you fall within the average, more serious, or dedicated lottery players (not the average "rarely-purchase-a-ticket" type), then the following questions should be of great importance to you:
- Why is the method used to purchase a lottery ticket of any importance?
- What significant difference exists between a state lotto computers generated quick pick and a commercial software computer generated quick pick?
- How using "informed", " smart", & "scientific" approach for the selection of lottery tickets increases my probabilities of winning?
It is no doubt that, in the United States, multi-states lotteries are the most appealing and those attracting the most interest--for they regularly offer the largest jackpot payouts. Therefore, we'll limit our little analysis to the largest multi-state lottery jackpot payouts in the USA:
The following is a factual list, by date, in descending order:
- $590.5 million, 18 May 2013: Powerball drawing was won by a single ticket in Florida, (world record for largest single prize) cash payout of 370.9 Million.
- $338 million, 23 March 2013: Powerball drawing was won by Pedro Quezada, from Paterson, New Jersey, cash payout of $152 million.
- $587.5 million, 28 November 2012: Powerball drawing was won by two tickets from Arizona and Missouri, cash payout $384.7 million.
- $337 million, 15 August 2012: Powerball drawing was won by a single ticket in Michigan, cash payout $223.7 million.
- $656 million, 30 March 2012: Mega Millions drawing was won by three tickets in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland, cash payout $474 million.
- $336.4 million, 11 February 2012: Powerball drawing was won by a single ticket in Rhode Island, cash payout $210 million.
- $319 million, 25 March 2011: Mega Millions drawing was won by a single ticket in New York.
- $380 million, 4 January 2011: Mega Millions drawing was won by two tickets in Idaho and Washington, cash payout $240 million.
- $333 million, 28 August 2009: Mega Millions Drawing was won by two tickets in California and New York.