A ticket sold in Florida has won the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot


One ticket sold in Florida has won Tuesday night’s estimated $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot – expected to be the largest in the lottery’s history – according to the lottery’s website.

The winning numbers were 13, 19, 20, 32, 33 with a gold Mega Ball of 14.

A $1.58 billion jackpot – if the prize is confirmed at that level – would exceed the Mega Millions record of $1.537 billion won in South Carolina in 2018, the lottery said.

The holder of Tuesday’s winning ticket could choose to spread the full amount in annual payments over 29 years, or receive a lump sum payment estimated at about $783 million, both before taxes, according to Mega Millions.

Details about where in Florida the ticket was sold were not immediately released.

The all-time record for largest lottery jackpot was a $2.04 billion Powerball prize won last year in California.

Other tickets sold in Tuesday’s drawing also scored big prizes.

Two tickets sold in Florida and North Carolina won $2 million by matching the first five numbers and activating the optional Megaplier, which is available in most states with an extra $1 purchase.

Five tickets won at least $1 million by matching the first five numbers without the Megaplier. Those tickets were sold in California, Pennsylvania, Texas (two winners) and West Virginia.

The Mega Millions jackpot had been growing for months. Before Tuesday, it was last won in New York on April 18. Friday’s jackpot resets to $20 million.

source: cnn.com