A record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot of $1.58 billion was won by a ticket purchaser in Florida on Tuesday.
The most recent recipient of the game’s top prize was announced on April 18.
The Mega Millions jackpot, which was worth $1.58 billion, has been a long-standing issue in the lottery, with just one ticket sold in Florida now providing enough funds to break through the four-month running deadline.
According to the Florida Lottery, the winning ticket was sold at a Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach.
The winning numbers on Tuesday night were 13, 19, 20, 32, 33, and the yellow ball 14.
On Wednesday, Publix received a message asking for their opinion, while other messages were not returned to the Florida Lottery.
What is the possibility of winning the Mega Millions lottery prize?
In California, Texas, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, tickets worth over $1 million were sold that corresponded to five of the six winning numbers.
The prize had steadily increased to become the third-largest in U.S. history after 31 consecutive drawings had been held since the last time someone won the game’s jackpot on April 18.
One in 302.6 million is the statistical likelihood of winning a Mega Millions jackpot, which is unusual.
If the winner chooses to receive an annuity for a duration of 30 years, the prize awarded would be $1.58 billion; however when it comes to the Tuesday jackpot, people usually take the lump sum payment, with the estimated value being $783.3 million.
The prize money is subject to federal taxation, and a significant number of states also tax lottery earnings.
What are the dos and don’ts when winning the Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
The U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., and 45 states have access to Mega Millions.
Neptune Beach, situated on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, is a destination that is just 16 miles (26 kilometers) east of Jacksonville and has fewer than 7,000 residents.