A handwritten sign is seen taped over electronic numbers on a Powerball sign at a corner store in San Diego, California January 13, 2016. The jackpot in the Powerball lottery, already the largest ever payout in North American history, continued to climb, hitting an estimated 1.5 billion dollars.REUTERS/Mike Blake       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX229SQ

A handwritten sign is seen taped over electronic numbers on a Powerball sign at a corner store in San Diego, California January 13, 2016. The jackpot in the Powerball lottery, already the largest ever payout in North American history, continued to ... climb, hitting an estimated 1.5 billion dollars.REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX229SQ

Top 5 Biggest Lottery Jackpots

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The Mega Millions Jackpot has grown to $415 million, making it one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history. Take a look at the list below and see how it ranks amongst some of the biggest payouts of all time!

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  • 1. $1.586 billion, Powerball - Jan. 13, 2016

    Three tickets sold in in California, Florida and Tennessee.

  • 2. $656.0 million, Mega Millions - March 20, 2012

    Three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.

  • 3. $636 million, Mega Millions - Dec. 17, 2013

    Two tickets, from California and Georgia.

  • 4. $590.5 million, Powerball - May 18, 2013

    One ticket, from Florida.

  • 5. $587.5 million, Powerball - Nov. 28, 2012

    Two tickets, from Arizona and Missouri.

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