A Mega Millions player in Florida has scored what lottery officials said could be the largest jackpot of its type with the prize estimated at $1.58 billion.
(Bloomberg) — A Mega Millions player in Florida has scored what lottery officials said could be the largest jackpot of its type with the prize estimated at $1.58 billion.
The ticket was reportedly bought in a Publix supermarket in Neptune Beach, Florida, and will pay $783.3 million in cash, according to a Mega Millions statement. The prize was claimed after 31 failed drawings and exceeds the prior Mega Millions record of $1.54 billion in South Carolina in 2018.
Its the latest giant win for lottery players after someone bought a Powerball ticket at the Las Palmitas Mini Market in Los Angeles that delivered a $1.08 billion prize last month.
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The biggest winner of the Powerball jackpot was $2 billion in November, with the lucky player also based in California.
Mega Millions said the first jackpot winner of 2023 was $1.35 billion in Maine in January.
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