Lottery officials said one winning ticket sold for Tuesday night’s $1.58 billion jackpot. Purchased at Publix Supermarket in Neptune Beach, Florida. Neptune Beach is located on the Atlantic coast near Jacksonville.
What are the Mega Millions winning numbers?
The winning numbers were 13, 19, 20, 32, 33 and the Mega Ball out of 14.
The holder or holders of that ticket have not been publicly identified.
The winner has the option of taking a discretionary payment of $783.3 million before taxes or going with the annuity option. This consists of an immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase in value and ultimately equal the full jackpot minus taxes.
The jackpot has been on the rise since he was last hit in New York in mid-April. Since then, 31 drawings have been made without anyone matching all 6 numbers. That changed at 32.
Biggest lottery prizes
Besides beingIt was apparently the third largest lottery in US history.
In February, a winning ticket sold at a gas station near Los Angeles netted a $2.04 billion Powerball prize..
In January 2016,For a pot of gold worth $1.586 billion.
It was not clear if that jackpot topped the $1.58 billion jackpot on Tuesday night.
Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot was the second multi-billion dollar windfall to be hit this summer. Last month, a Powerball player bought a winning ticket in Los Angeles for that game.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 302.58 million.
Mega Millions tickets, which cost $2 each, are sold in all states except Alabama, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Nevada. Also sold in Washington, D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. Sketches take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm EST.
Additional reporting by Brian Dax.
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