Mega Millions drawing 8/8/23: $1.58B jackpot won by ticket holder in Florida

A lucky Mega Millions player in Florida holds the winning ticket that matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s lottery drawing, ending a four-month stretch of futility.

According to the Florida Lottery, the winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Neptune Beach.

The winning numbers for Tuesday were: 32, 19, 13, 33, 20, with a Mega Ball of 14.

The $1.58 billion reward is the biggest Mega Millions prize in the history of the game.

In the history of the United States, the prize has now become the third-largest ever recorded, all thanks to a remarkable streak of 31 consecutive drawings since the previous occurrence of someone winning the game’s grand prize on April 18, prior to this significant victory.

If they choose an annuity, the recipient would receive the $1.58 billion payment distributed over a span of 30 years. However, the lump sum option, which is typically favored by individuals, amounted to an approximate $783.3 million for this Tuesday’s jackpot.

The cash reward is liable to federal taxes. Numerous states additionally impose taxes on lottery earnings.

The odds of winning the jackpot were so hard because there were better chances to win smaller prizes starting at $2. The odds of matching the five white balls and the separate mega ball were 1 in 302.6 million.

West Virginia and Texas (two), Pennsylvania, California, and the remaining five Match 5 tickets secure the regular second-tier reward as they were purchased in Florida and North Carolina, and are valued at $2 million each, as they opted for the additional Megaplier (accessible in most states with an additional $1 purchase), which was 2X on Tuesday evening. Seven tickets matched the five white balls to claim the game’s second-tier prize. The drawing on August 8 resulted in far more than just a jackpot victory, with a total of 7,056,452 winning tickets across all other prize levels.

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FUN FACT: Where have the highest number of winning Mega Millions jackpot tickets been sold?

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California – thirty-six.

The Garden State – 25.

Ohio – twenty.

Michigan – eighteen.

Georgia – fifteen.

Illinois – thirteen.

Texas – thirteen.

Connecticut – 0.

The Mega Millions drawings can be viewed on abc7NY.Com/lottery on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 10:59.

Here is a look at the 10 largest jackpots won in the United States, where tickets that have been sold were winning.

1. A single ticket from California won the Powerball jackpot of $2.04 billion on November 8, 2022.

2. On January 13, 2016, three Powerball tickets, purchased in California, Florida, and Tennessee, won a total of $1.586 billion.

3. A single ticket from Florida won the Mega Millions jackpot of $1.58 billion on August 8, 2023.

4. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (a single ticket from South Carolina).

5. $1.35 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2023 (one ticket from Maine).

6. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (a single ticket, from Illinois).

7. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, originating from Michigan).

8. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (a single ticket, from Wisconsin).

9. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (a single ticket, originating from Massachusetts).

10. $774.6 million, Powerball, Feb. 6, 2023 (a single ticket, from Washington state).

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