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The 5 biggest American lottery jackpots ever

Tribune staff report

10:29 AM EDT, October 29, 2014

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The Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries have teamed up to provide some eye-popping winnings. Here are the Top 5 jackpots they've produced.

1. $656 million, March 30, 2012, Mega Millions

2. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013, Mega Millions

3. $591 million, May 18, 2013, Powerball

4. $588 million, Nov. 29, 2012, Powerball

5. $448 million, Aug. 7, 2013, Powerball

Source: Mega Millions