Illinois lottery winners’ winning lottery jackpot of $2.2 billion was the most ever for a single state.
The Illinois Lotteries reported Friday that it was the largest single-state lottery jackpots in the history of the Illinois Lotters Association, according to the Associated Press.
The state’s highest jackpot, $2,715 million, was won in 2013 by a woman who was a winner in a lottery held in Michigan.
The second-largest jackpot was won by a man who won a $1.9 billion lottery in the state of Wyoming.
The winner of that jackpot is a man named Charles P. Stearns, who was born in Chicago, according the AP.
Stearns is also a winner of other lottery winners, including an Illinois lottery winner named Mike O’Brien, a New Jersey lottery winner, and a Pennsylvania lottery winner.
The Illinois lottery also reported that it won more than $1 billion in 2016, surpassing the previous record of $1,817 million set in 2006 by the Illinois State Lottery.
The previous record was set in 2009 by the Michigan Lottery, the AP reported.
In 2017, Illinois won its first lottery jackhammer since 1992, when it became the first state to announce the winners of four lottery jackmills.
The state also announced that it will not award jackmoths in 2020, which is also the first year the state has not awarded jackmoth jackmobs.
The winning jackpot will go to the state’s $4.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
The money was announced during a ceremony in Springfield.