December 7, 2023

Winning $1.58 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida

The record $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot is going to a ticketholder in the Sunshine State.Only one ticket matched all six numbers — and that lucky person bought it at a Publix in Neptune Beach. Specifically, it was sold at Publix #1367, located at 630 Atlantic Boulevard.That’s in Duval County, east of Jacksonville.There was also a $2 million dollar winner in South Florida. That ticketholder in Hollywood matched five of the numbers, but didn’t have the all-important mega ball. But they did select the megaplier, which doubled their prize.There was another $2 million winner in North Carolina.And five tickets worth $1 million were sold in four other states: California, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.If you want to check your tickets, here are last night’s winning numbers: 13-19-20-32-33 and the ever crucial Mega Ball is 14. If the jackpot winner chooses the lump sum, they will get about $783 million before taxes. The prize must be claimed in person at the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.Before the big win Tuesday night, there had been 31 straight drawings since the last time someone won the game’s jackpot on April 18. That enabled the prize to steadily grow to be the third-largest ever in U.S. history.The prize money is subject to federal taxes. Many states also tax lottery winnings.Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.The Associated Press contributed to this article Top headlines:Listen to news and weather headlines with the WESH 2 podcastHusband named suspect in 59-year-old Marion County man’s murder, deputies say Students must get parent permission to be called by nickname in some Central Florida schools

The record $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot is going to a ticketholder in the Sunshine State.

Only one ticket matched all six numbers — and that lucky person bought it at a Publix in Neptune Beach. Specifically, it was sold at Publix #1367, located at 630 Atlantic Boulevard.

That’s in Duval County, east of Jacksonville.

There was also a $2 million dollar winner in South Florida. That ticketholder in Hollywood matched five of the numbers, but didn’t have the all-important mega ball. But they did select the megaplier, which doubled their prize.

There was another $2 million winner in North Carolina.

And five tickets worth $1 million were sold in four other states: California, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

If you want to check your tickets, here are last night’s winning numbers: 13-19-20-32-33 and the ever crucial Mega Ball is 14.

If the jackpot winner chooses the lump sum, they will get about $783 million before taxes. The prize must be claimed in person at the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Before the big win Tuesday night, there had been 31 straight drawings since the last time someone won the game’s jackpot on April 18. That enabled the prize to steadily grow to be the third-largest ever in U.S. history.

The prize money is subject to federal taxes. Many states also tax lottery winnings.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press contributed to this article

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