Meet the lucky winners of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Powerball mania reached a fever pitch Wednesday, with at least three winning tickets finally being sold in the largest jackpot in U.S. history. The lucky overnight mutli-millionaires will be splitting a whopping $1,586,400,000, blowing the previous record of $656 million out of the water.

While you wait for the jackpot to crawl back up again, here's a look at the 10 largest lottery jackpots and some of the lucky people who won big.

Mega Millions

Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.