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On July 29th a person in Illinois won the Mega Millions $1.34 billion lottery, but has yet to claim the win. They have fewer than 10 days to decide whether they would like to be paid annually or all at once. If the person who won does not make a decision the winner will automatically be paid annually.

If winner is paid annually it would be over over 29 years. If they want the one-time cash payout, that would be about $780.5 million.

The $1.34 billion jackpot isn’t the biggest jackpot in Mega Millions history. Check out the biggest Mega Millions jackpots in history below.

  • $1.537 billion

    October 23, 2018. One winning ticket in South Carolina.

  • $1.337 billion

    July 29, 2022. One winning ticket in Illinois.

  • $1.05 billion

    January 22, 2021. One winning ticket in Michigan.

  • $656 million

    March 30, 2012. Three winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

  • $648 million

    December 17, 2013. Two winning tickets in California and Georgia.

  • $543 million

    July 24, 2018. One winning ticket in California.

  • $536 million

    July 8, 2016. On winning ticket in Indiana.

  • $533 million

    March 30, 2018. One winning ticket in New Jersey.

  • $522 million

    June 7, 2019. One winning ticket in California.

  • $516 million

    May 21, 2021. One winning ticket in Pennsylvania.