Have millionaires or billionaires ever won the lottery?

Imagine the day you’re lucky enough to win a lottery jackpot! Now that’s a day you’ll hardly forget, right? Well, picture the day you successfully become a millionaire or even better, a billionaire, and on top of that, you win the lottery. We’re sure it’s like striking gold!


  1. 1. Self-made millionaire wins Powerball lottery jackpot!
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An individual who was a Powerball player from West Virginia, USA won the $315 Million Powerball jackpot back in 2002 on Christmas Day. The winner decided to take the cash payout of $113.4 million after taxes, however, he had become a millionaire long before the jackpot win. In fact, he was involved in various construction businesses which were worth $17 Million!


  1. 2. Double luck - two scratchcard wins in a row!
scratchcard wins

In January 2020, a woman from North Carolina, USA won $1 Million after purchasing a $30 Colossal scratch-off ticket from the Family Fare store in Durham. This is a big delight as just two years prior to this win, the very same winner took home a $4 Million prize after purchasing a Millionaire Bucks scratch-off ticket in August 2018.


  1. 3. Couple comes across a pot o’ gold after winning the lottery for the 2nd time!
Couple wins lottery

An English couple won their first EuroMillions win of £1,000,002.70 on the 26th of July, 2013. Shortly after, they tied the knot after being engaged for 12 whole years. Just two years later, luck struck again as they won yet another £1 Million as well as a car. This is due to EuroMillions having a ‘Mega Friday Draw’ - the lottery was offering 10 lots of £1 Million in prizes as well as a car. So, they got to choose their dream car which was quite tough as they wanted either the Range Rover Autobiography or a Jaguar F-Type.


Intrigued? Try your chances at one of Jackpot.com’s lotteries such as EuroMillions or Mega Millions to potentially make the impossible a reality.


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