A Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida wins $1.58 billion jackpot, the third-largest in US history
The Associated Press
NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A single lottery ticket sold in Florida is good for a $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot. The Florida Lottery says a Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach sold the winning ticket.
The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night were: 13, 19, 20, 32, 33 and the yellow ball 14. No one had won the Mega Millions jackpot since April 18, enabling the prize to grow to the third-largest in U.S. history.
The $1.58 billion payout is for a sole winner who opts for an annuity doled out over 30 years but people usually prefer a lump sum option.
For Tuesday’s jackpot this was an estimated $783.3 million. The prize money is nearly identical in size to the second largest jackpot of $1.586 billion in 2016.
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8/9/2023 9:44:49 AM (GMT -5:00)