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The biggest lottery winners and losers around the world in the last decade

The odds of winning big in the lottery are pretty slim, but this doesn’t stop most people from fantasizing about how their lives would be changed overnight as a result of taking home a huge pile of cash.

In 2016 alone, the total revenue from lottery sales in the US was $73 billion, and loan marketplace Lendedu calculated that figure meant Americans spent around $233.04 per head on lottery tickets that year.

The last decade boasted some of the biggest lottery wins of all time, including a whopping $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in the US in 2016 — the world’s biggest ever jackpot.

Big lottery wins have also resulted in some tragic losses for those who came into large amounts of money so publicly.

As 2019 comes to an end, Insider took a look at some of the biggest lottery winners and losers of the past decade from around the world.

In 2016, a whopping $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was won in the US — the world's biggest ever jackpot.

Are You a Winner?

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Current Winning Numbers

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021

14 – 26 – 38 – 45 – 46 – 13 – x2

Friday, January 15, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

12 – 14 – 26 – 28 – 33 – 9 – x2

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021

5 – 14 – 34 – 35 – 36 – 44

5 – 8 – 40 – 44 – 49 – 52

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

28 – 32 – 40 – 41 – 44 – 2

Friday, January 15, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

12 – 15 – 19 – 20 – 24 – 46

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

5 – 7 – 24 – 28 – 33

Evening

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Midday

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Midday

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Evening

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Midday

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Evening

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Midday

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Please note that every effort has been made to ensure that the enclosed information is accurate; however, in the event of an error, the winning numbers and prize amounts in the official records of the Florida Lottery shall be controlling.

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Are You a Winner? All Draw game prizes must be claimed at a Florida Lottery retailer or Florida Lottery office on or before the 180th day after the winning drawing. Watch the Drawings View