A player from Florida won the Mega Millions Jackpot. It came a week after another Florida resident won the $1.6 billion jackpot. According to bookie software experts, it was the biggest jackpot of the lottery’s history.
This lucky player accurately predicted all seven white balls (18, 39, 42, 57, 63, and the Mega Ball 7) in the drawing held on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. According to sportsbook PPH reports, the winner took home an estimated $36 million, or $18.6 million, in cash. Even if it pales compared to last week’s mind-blowing $1 billion payout, $36 million is still a massive chunk of money.
The newest Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was purchased from Publix on Roosevelt Boulevard and 4495 in Jacksonville, FL. The lottery revealed that the store that sold the winning ticket earned a $25,000 commission incentive.
Mega Millions Jackpot
From the most recent Mega Millions drawing, there were almost 550,000 winning tickets across all prize levels. According to gambling news reports, a New Jersey resident won the $1 million second-place prize after accurately selecting all white balls. However, ten lucky winners accurately predicted all five numbers, including the Mega Ball. Nine took home $10,000, while the tenth spent another dollar for a Megaplier and won $30,000.
Two hundred eighty-two contestants correctly predicted four white balls in Tuesday’s lottery. While most winners took home $500, 58 shelled out an additional dollar for the Megaplier and walked away with $1,500.
Two jackpots in the state of New York were won in April, and now two have been won in the state of Florida. On April 14, 2023, a lottery player in New York struck it rich, winning the prize of $483 million. Another New York state resident won the Mega Millions jackpot of $20 million on April 18, 2023, a few days later.
Since the most recent victory in Florida, the prize has been increased to $20,000,000, or about $9,600,000.00 if the cash option is chosen. The next Mega Millions drawing will occur at 11:11 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 18, 2023.
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