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Test Your Knowledge: Lottery Winners Quiz
by Staff
The chances are slim that you'll ever win, but you know, someone has to. How much do you know about these lucky (and unlucky) lottery winners?

What was the jackpot of the January 2016 Powerball lottery?

  • $1.5 billion
  • $754 million
  • $222 million

How many ticket holders won the 2016 Powerball?

  • three
  • two
  • one

What were the odds of winning the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot?

  • about 1 in 520 million
  • about 1 in 340 million
  • about 1 in 292 million

How long did it take Canadian resident Sharon Tirabassi to blow her $10 million win?

  • less than 10 days
  • less than 10 months
  • less than 10 years

What cause did Bob Erb fund after winning $25 million in 2012?

  • water accessibility projects
  • marijuana legalization
  • AIDS research

How much did Jack Whittaker win in the Powerball in 2002?

  • $314 million
  • $243 million
  • $112 million

Whittaker chose a lump sum for his Powerball prize. After taxes, how much of the $314 million did he get to keep?

  • $50 million
  • $88 million
  • $113 million

How did 1998 Canadian lottery winner Gerald Muswagon die?

  • He was hit by a car.
  • A hit man killed him.
  • He hanged himself.

How many people split the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2012?

  • three ticket holders
  • 10 ticket holders
  • 21 ticket holders

Why did Joseph Rancoioli kill his wife, who won $5 million in 1991?

  • She squandered the money.
  • She left him.
  • She burned the money.

In which state was the single largest winning ticket in history purchased?

  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Washington

How old was Gloria C. Mackenzie when she won her record-breaking jackpot?

  • 77
  • 91
  • 84

Where did Mackenzie live before winning the lottery?

  • a large ranch home
  • a tiny duplex
  • with her impoverished son

After taxes, how much did construction worker Americo Lopes win in 2009?

  • $49 million
  • $28 million
  • $17 million

How did Americo Lopes' co-workers find out that he had won the lottery?

  • He was on TV.
  • He told one of them.
  • They saw him driving a fancy car.

What happened to Jeffrey Dampier, who won $20 million playing the Illinois lottery in 1996?

  • He was murdered.
  • He died the next day.
  • He bought a national park.

What percentage of lottery winnings over $5,000 go to the federal government?

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

At what rate are lottery winnings in Europe taxed?

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Where did Tonda Lynn Dickerson work before winning the lottery in 1999?

  • Walmart
  • Waffle House
  • JP Morgan

How much debt did Pennsylvania Lottery winner William Post III accrue before dying in 2006?

  • about $ 1 million
  • about $5 million
  • about $12 million

What was the largest single-ticket win ever in the EuroMillions?

  • $171 million
  • $260 million
  • $442 million

How do lottery odds compare to those at a casino?

  • They are better.
  • They are worse.
  • They are about the same in the end.

In 2006, workers at what Nebraska business shared a $365 million jackpot?

  • soybean processor
  • meatpacking plant
  • beef ranch

How much did Evelyn Adams win playing the lottery?

  • $55 million
  • $12 million
  • $5 million

What did 1993 winner Les Robins do with some of the $111 million that he won playing Powerball?

  • bought a yacht
  • built a kid's camp
  • donated to cancer research

What was the first thing that Brad Duke bought after he won more than $200 million in 2005?

  • cars
  • horses
  • bicycles

What did Georgia truck driver Eddie Nabors tell the media he would do after winning the MegaMillions in 2007?

  • go fishing
  • become a landlord
  • buy a fleet of trucks

What did Allen and Violet Large do with the $11 million they won in the Canadian lottery?

  • gave it to charity
  • bought Microsoft stock
  • purchased a fleet of hot air balloons

What did the Larges have to say about the money that they won in the Canadian lottery?

  • It was a big headache.
  • It was an amazing blessing from God.
  • They were too busy to care.

A 2004 study showed that what percentage of U.S. lottery winners continued to work after receiving their prizes?

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0