The Biggest Mega Millions Jackpot Was Won in Florida

The draw that took place on Tuesday, 8th August finally brought a winner (or more) after a long wait of more than three months. The jackpot was worth $1.602 billion and it became the largest Mega Millions grand prize.

The Biggest Mega Millions Jackpot Was Won in Florida

The winning numbers for this draw were: 13, 19, 20, 32, 33 and the Mega Ball was 14. The Megaplier number was 2x. There were over 7 million winners, making it a successful night for players all over the country. Five lucky players were close to winning the jackpot but instead matched five numbers without the Mega Ball and won $1 million each. Those tickets were sold in California, Pennsylvania, Texas (two) and West Virginia. Two other players, from Florida and North Carolina, managed to win $2 million each by matching five numbers with Megaplier.

It has been confirmed by The Florida Lottery that the winning ticket was bought at a Publix in Neptune Beach. According to state lottery rules, the ticket holder(s) will have 180 days to claim their prize. If they choose the cash option, they will have to claim the prize within the first 60 days. Otherwise, they’ll have to settle for annuity. Regarding anonymity, it seems like after 90 days the jackpot winner(s) will have to make their name and city of residence known to the public. 

The Mega Millions jackpot has now been reset to its base level of $20 million and it will continue to roll over until it is won. Make sure you enter the next draw for a chance to win!

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Article Last Modified: Wednesday, 16 August 2023 09:26:02+01:00
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