On Tuesday night, a lucky individual in Florida finally broke the streak of bad luck in the lottery by winning a massive $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot. The winning ticket was sold at a Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach, as confirmed by the Florida Lottery.
The winning numbers were: 13, 19, 20, 32, and 33, and the unique yellow ball: 14. Notably, seven tickets from different parts of the country matched all five white balls, securing the second-tier prize. Among them, two tickets from Florida and North Carolina are worth $2 million each because they included the optional Megaplier, which was set at 2X for that night. The remaining five tickets won the standard second-tier prize of $1 million. These winning tickets were sold in California, Pennsylvania, Texas (two tickets), and West Virginia.
Across the nation, 166 tickets matched four white balls and the Mega Ball, claiming the third-tier prize. Out of these, 28 tickets are worth $20,000 each due to the inclusion of the Megaplier. The remaining 138 third-tier winning tickets hold a prize of $10,000 each.
Before this remarkable win on Tuesday night, an incredible 31 drawings had taken place without a jackpot winner since the last victory on April 18. Following Friday’s drawing, which yielded no winner, the jackpot had grown even more prominent than the previous record of $1.537 billion by a ticket in South Carolina five years ago, making it the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in the game’s history.