One Lucky Florida Ticket Was the Sole Winner of Last Night’s $1.58 Billion Mega Millions® Jackpot
TALLAHASSEE (August 9, 2023) – Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) is excited to announce that the sole MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot winning ticket from Tuesday’s $1.58 billion drawing was sold in Florida! The jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 630 Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach. The winning numbers for the August 8, 2023, drawing were 13-19-20-32-33 and the Mega Ball was 14. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning MEGA MILLIONS ticket.
Florida MEGA MILLIONS jackpot winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. However, to elect the one-time, lump-sum cash payment option, the claim must be filed within 60 days after the winning draw date. The jackpot prize winner has the option of receiving their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $783.3 million.
In addition to the jackpot prize, Tuesday’s drawing also produced one $2 million Florida winner from a ticket matching all 5-of-5 white balls. The $2 million winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Stop, located at 830 Columbus Parkway in Hollywood. The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning MEGA MILLIONS ticket.
This series of MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rollovers generated more than $73.4 million for education in Florida.
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Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $1 billion for education and has awarded more than $1 billion in prizes. The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Friday, August 11, at 11:00 p.m. ET, with an estimated $20 million jackpot.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $44 billion to enhance education and sending more than 950,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,500 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $87.5 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery.Tags: Florida Lottery, Mega Millions