The year 2013 saw some very exciting times for worldwide lottery followers. In the lotto news, we saw some of the highest jackpots ever for several lotteries. In the 20 major worldwide lotteries, there was prize money distributed in excess of ten Billion Dollars ($10,000,000,000.00). In the United States lotteries alone the winnings topped a staggering five billion dollars ($5,000,000,000.00), of which 35% or 1.75 Billion dollars was swallowed up by the IRS, yet still leaving the winners with enough to go on crazy spending sprees.
Giant jackpots in the lotto news
The latest lotto news shows MEGA Millions and the US Powerball as having the highest jackpots of the year and accounting for 4.183 Billion Dollars of the total prize money. The jackpot amounts won in these two worldwide lotteries were beyond comprehension. On May 18, 2013, the US Powerball Jackpot set a new winning record of 590 million dollars and made some people very happy. Moreover, then on December 17, 2013, MEGA Millions came close to setting a new record with a whopping jackpot payout of $636,000,000.
European Lotto’s Jackpots make the News
Across the pond, on the European continent, things were just as a crazy with the UK and European lotteries shelling out the equivalent of 3.440 billion US dollars ($344,000,000,000.00 USD) to jackpot winners. This amount is the highest number reported in the history of European jackpots. Euro Millions accounted for the largest portion of these winnings with another record jackpot amount of the equivalent of $260 million US dollars.
Other International lotteries with Huge Jackpots
Australia’s Powerball and Oz lotteries along with Canada’s 6/49 and Brazil’s Mega Sena dispensed a combined 900 million equivalent to US dollars making some very happy people winners of millions of dollars tax-free. Most countries besides the US allow the winners of lottery proceeds to have the initial sum tax-free and only have to pay tax on the interest earned on winnings. Overall, it was a very good year for lottery winners on whole. You can take part in the jackpots by buying your tickets today at RedFoxLotto.
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|Highest Jackpots 2013|
|Lottery||Date||Jackpot (USD)||Lottery||Date||Jackpot (USD)|
|MEGA Millions – USA||Dec-13||$636,000,000||Powerball – USA||25-Dec||$74,000,000|
|Powerball – USA||May-13||$590,500,000||Euro Millions – Europe||15-Oct||$69,731,630|
|Powerball – USA||Aug-13||$448,400,000||Euro Jackpot – Europe||12-Apr||$63,128,694|
|Powerball – USA||Sep-13||$399,400,000||Oz Lotto – Australia||17-Dec||$62,300,000|
|Powerball – USA||Mar-13||$338,300,000||Lotto 6/49 – Canada||13-Apr||$58,974,913|
|Euro Millions – Europe||Jun-13||$260,129,094||Florida Lotto – USA||24-Aug||$58,000,000|
|Powerball – USA||Feb-13||$217,000,000||Euro Jackpot – Europe||19-Jul||$56,886,414|
|Powerball – USA||Oct-13||$213,400,000||Super Enalotto – Italy||29-Jun||$55,759,000|
|MEGA Millions – USA||May-13||$190,000,000||Powerball – Australia||2-May||$55,229,291|
|MEGA Millions – USA||Oct-13||$189,000,000||California Super Lotto – USA||18-Dec||$50,000,000|
|Euro Millions – Europe||Nov-13||$137,000,000||Powerball – USA||25-May||$50,000,000|
|Euro Millions – Europe||May-13||$132,676,542||Powerball – USA||30-Mar||$50,000,000|
|Euro Millions – Europe||Aug-13||$131,628,767||Euro Millions – Europe||9-Jul||$47,029,650|
|Powerball – USA||Jun-13||$131,500,000||Florida Lotto – USA||18-Dec||$46,000,000|
|Powerball – USA||Nov-13||$130,300,000||Euro Millions – Europe||26-Apr||$44,565,352|
|Powerball – USA||Dec-13||$122,900,000||Oz Lotto – Australia||2-Jul||$44,500,000|
|La Primitiva – Spain||Aug-13||$93,160,000||Euro Millions – Europe||26-Nov||$44,044,130|
|MEGA Millions – USA||Jan-13||$89,000,000||Euro Millions – Europe||25-Oct||$43,448,180|
|MEGA Millions – USA||Jul-13||$79,000,000||MEGA Millions – USA||12-Mar||$41,000,000|
|Euro Millions – Europe||Sep-13||$75,614,410||Euro Jackpot – Europe||25-Jan||$40,470,680|