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Throughout 2017, there has been some massive jackpot wins by players in the USA, with a succession of big Powerball and Mega Millions winners. It’s time to tell the story of the year.

January produced the first big win of the year as a ticket sold in California was lucky enough to win a $191m Mega Millions prize.The following month saw the first major Powerball win of the year and It came in Indiana. A ticket sold there won a massive $435.3m Powerball jackpot.

March was a prosperous month for lottery players in the USA. Mai Xiong from Wisconsin won a $155.2m Powerball jackpot, but it took her nearly four months to claim her winnings. There was an unforgettable final weekend of March with Eliberto Cantu from Lubbock in Texas, USA winning a $177m Mega Millions jackpot, and 24 hours later a $60m Powerball top prize landed.

Using birthdays and anniversaries has been a good idea this year. That’s what David Trapp from California, did when winning a $61m Mega Millions jackpot in April, but that method was to prove much more profitable a few months later.

California had another massive success in June when Jeff Lindsay and his family landed a $447.8m top prize in the Powerball draw. July wasn’t so successful as both the Powerball and Mega Million jackpots grew and grew leading to a very lucky August.

The first of the big August wins came when Patricia Busking from Illinois won a $393m Mega Millions jackpot. The largest win of the year came soon after as Mavis Wanczyk from Massachusetts, USA, bagged a $758.7m Powerball jackpot, the largest ever single win in Powerball history.

That method of using birthdays and anniversaries to choose your numbers really worked for Judy Finchum from Colorado, USA. She celebrated when winning a $133.2m top prize in the Powerball draw using some very personal numbers.

September saw Wayne Harris from New York win a $105m Mega Millions jackpot. The following month a family in Louisiana won a $191.1m Powerball top prize. October also saw changes to the Mega Millions draw that promised higher jackpots in the future and that’s just what has happened.

November and December saw both jackpots keep on rolling over. The year ended with the Mega Millions jackpot up to $343m and the Powerball top prize standing at $440m. It looks like 2018 is going to start with some massive winners… purchase your tickets online now at