One lucky player from Florida matched all six numbers in the drawing that took place on Tuesday night to win the estimated $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot. This brought an end to a run of lottery failure that had lasted for over four months.
The announcement that the winning ticket was purchased at Neptune Beach, Florida, was made shortly after the drawing by the Florida Lottery. Neptune Beach is located in the state of Florida, east of Jacksonville, along the Atlantic coast.
The organizers of the lottery have revealed that the top reward for the Mega Millions drawing that will take place on Tuesday evening will be an estimated $1.58 billion. This would make it the greatest jackpot that the lottery has ever given. According to Mega Millions, the drawing that took place on Tuesday featured a cash option of $783.3 million.
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Since the spring, when a reward of $20 million was won in Syracuse, New York, on April 18, the jackpot had been steadily increasing since then. This year there have already been five previous winners of the Mega Millions jackpot, including one who took home a payout of $1.348 billion in January. This was the second-largest prize ever won from this particular lottery game.
The winning numbers for the Mega Millions lottery on August 8
The drawing that took place on Tuesday yielded the following winning numbers: 32, 19, 13, 33, and 20. Both the Mega Ball, which was 14, and the Megaplier, which was 2X, were correct.
Where in Florida is Neptune Beach located? Tickets for the Mega Millions lottery are available at Publix.
The identity of the winner has not been made public as of this writing; nevertheless, the winning ticket was purchased at a Publix located at 630 Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach, Florida. Neptune Beach is located to the east of Jacksonville along the Atlantic coast.
The state legislation of Florida provides for a grace period of ninety days before the identities of winners can be disclosed.
According to the Mega Millions, a jackpot-winning ticket has been purchased in the state of Florida for the fourth time in the game’s history. Both of the state’s prior victories were split with other jurisdictions; the most recent of them was a 502 million dollar prize that was split with the state of California in October 2022.
It’s official: the winning ticket for the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot was purchased at a Publix in Florida.
A guide to playing the Mega Millions lottery
Each play in the Mega Millions lottery costs two dollars. There are nine different opportunities available in total to win a reward.
To participate in the game, choose five numbers from the range 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from the range 1 to 25. You have the option of selecting between Easy Pick or Quick Pick if you want the terminal to choose numbers at random for you. When you match all six of the winning numbers from the drawing, you are awarded the jackpot.
Figures to be aware of You may improve your odds of winning Mega Millions by selecting numbers that are drawn frequently.
What exactly is this Megaplier thing?
The Megaplier function, which multiplies all winnings other than the jackpot by two, three, four, or five, is available in the majority of states.
It adds an extra dollar to the cost of each play. The Megaplier is chosen randomly before each and every standard drawing for Mega Millions. There is a pool of 15 balls, and out of those, five have the marking “2X,” three have “4X,” and one has “5X.”
What is the record for the greatest prize ever won in Mega Millions?
The following are the top five jackpots won by players of Mega Millions:
- In August of 2023 in the state of Florida, a single winning ticket will be worth $1.58 billion.
- In October of 2018, a single winning ticket in South Carolina brought in $1,537 billion.
- $1,348,400,000,000,000.00 from a single winning ticket in the state of Maine in January of 2023.
- One winning ticket in the amount of $1,337.2 billion will be awarded in Illinois in July of 2022.
- One winning ticket in the state of Michigan in January 2021 will be worth $1.05 billion.
- The Associated Press, along with John Connolly of NorthJersey.com and Scott Butler of the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union, contributed to this report.