$1.5B Mega Millions: Where was the winning ticket sold?

It is the largest lottery jackpot in Mega Millions history and ends a streak of no wins since April.

WASHINGTON — A single winning ticket sold in Florida has won the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the largest in the history of the game.

Seven tickets matching five white balls but not the Mega Ball golden were sold, with a $1 million winner in California, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia and a $2 million winner in Florida. and North Carolina.

The jackpot now resets to $20 million.

It’s been a futile stretch of the jackpot, but the 32nd draw in a row on Tuesday night since the eventual winner is yet to set a record. The longest time it took to win the Mega Millions jackpot was 36 draws ending January 22, 2021, with someone winning the $1.05 billion jackpot.

“There’s always an air of excitement across the country when the Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets,” said Gretchen Corbin, executive director of the Mega Millions Association and Georgia Lottery CEO. “The ever-increasing jackpot is a source of entertainment and winnings for players while also generating significant sums for the good causes supported by each lottery.”

Mega Millions has not had a major winner since April 18, when a 71-year-old man from New York won the state’s largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot. Johnnie Taylor of Howard Beach in Queens, New York, won $476 million but chose the cash option — a sum worth more than $157 million after taxes.

Winners almost always have a cash option, but instead, they have the option of receiving the full amount in recurring payments over 29 years. The cash option for Tuesday’s drawing is $783.3 million.

Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, August 8, 2023:

The winning numbers were: 13, 19, 20, 32, 33 Mega Ball 14 and Megaplier 2.

When is the Mega Millions lottery?

Mega Millions draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

What is the biggest US lottery jackpot ever?

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)
  2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
  3. $1.58 billion, Mega Millions, August 8, 2023 (one ticket)
  4. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
  5. $1.348 billion Mega Millions, January 13, 2023 (one ticket, from Maine)
  6. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
  7. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023 (one ticket, from California)
  8. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
  9. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
  10. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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