Lottery officials have announced that a single ticket sold in the Sunshine State matched all six numbers in the Aug. 8 drawing — the white balls 13, 19, 20, 32 and 33, plus the gold Mega Ball 14 — to win a record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot.
According to the Associated Press, Florida Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at a Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach.
The winning jackpot is estimated at $1.58 billion ($783.3 million cash). Lottery officials called the jackpot “unprecedented.”
“Pending final sales reconciliations across all 47 participating lotteries, Tuesday night’s jackpot win is expected to set a new record for the game, surpassing the previous record of $1.537 billion. That big prize was won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.” said lottery officials in a news release.
Even if you’re not holding the winning jackpot ticket, your ticket may still bring some luck and some cash. Lottery officials said the Aug. 8 drawing produced more than 7 million winning tickets for lower-tier prizes. Those prizes include several $1 million and $2 million prizes and more than hundreds of $10,000 and $20,000 winners.
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The jackpot now resets to its starting value of $20 million ($9.9 million cash) for the next drawing on Friday, Aug. 11.