Hitting the Jackpot: Biggest Lottery Winnings Ever

Many people play the lottery daily, buying a scratch off ticket or Quick Pick along with their coffee and newspaper in the morning, while others just get a few scratch off tickets in their stocking at Christmas. The rush of playing the lottery is universal, but most people never win more than a couple dollars, or another free ticket at best.

Imagine what it would be like to look at your numbers and realize that you were the big winner. Here are the stories of a few people who rolled the dice in the US Lottery and won.

Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier – $207 million

Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier walked away with half of a $414 million jackpot after they won the Mega Millions lottery in central Florida just last year. After buying the ticket at a local grocery store, Robyn completely forgot about it until news of the huge jackpot came on the 6 o’clock news. As the numbers were being read out, she went to get her ticket, and almost didn’t believe it when all of their numbers matched perfectly.

The couple deposited the money in a trust, where they plan to leave it until they can figure out how they want to use it. One thing they definitely plan to do is catch as many college football games as they can and support their beloved Notre Dame whenever they play.

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