There have been a lot of big lottery winners in the state of Illinois but what was the biggest jackpot of all time?

Biggest Lottery Jackpot Of All Time In Illinois

I think just about everyone in Illinois has had the dream of winning a massive amount of money in the lottery. I'm talking about enough cash that it would be life-changing for you and your family.

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I'll admit, I've had that dream many times. I really should buy a lottery ticket more often, especially when there are big jackpots available. I wouldn't be one of those people who would say, "Oh, I'll still work." No, thank you. Once, I receive my check, I'm retiring.

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Of course, you've got to be careful with your money. The majority of the big winners run through it all and end up broke. I wouldn't want that to happen, so there would be some safe measures set up to protect myself.

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Most of the time, I only won a couple of dollars or a free ticket but a couple of years ago I won $500. I was excited about that. There have been some huge jackpots in Illinois through the years but what's the biggest of all time?

In July of 2022, a pair of people won $1.337 billion. That's a lot of zeros. It was from a Mega Millions ticket. They split the pot. The ticket was sold at a gas station in Des Plaines. They took the payout and ended up with $780.5 million. I don't think we'll have to start a GoFundMe for them anytime soon.



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