Mega Millions drawing 8/8/23: $1.58B jackpot won by ticket holder in florida

A lucky mega millions player in florida holds the winning ticket that matched all six numbers 

Tuesday night’s drawing , ending a streth of lottery futility that had stretched for nearbyly four months 

A publix grocery store in Neptune Beach sold the winning ticket, according to the florida Lottery.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 32,19,13,33,20 with a mega Ball of 14

The $ 1.58 billion prize is the largest mega millions jackport in the game ‘s history. 

The big win , there had been 31 straight drawings since that 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 $1.58 billion payout would go to the winner if they opt for an annuity, doled out 30 years.

But people usually prefer a lum,p sum option which for Tuesday jackpot was an estimated $783.3 milion. 

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

The jacpot was so hard to win because of the 1- in – 302.6 million odds of matching the numbers on five white balls a separate mega ball . 

The odds were better to win smaller prizes, which start at $2