Mega Millions drawing on August 8, 23: Florida Ticket won jackpot worth $1.58 billion

The estimated $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is anticipated to be the largest in lottery history, was won on a Florida-sold ticket, according to the authorities.

Mega Millions jackpot is the largest ever, beating out the previous record of $1.537 billion, won on Oct. 23, 2018.

With a gold Mega Ball of 14, the winning numbers were 13, 19, 20, 32, and 33. The winning ticket was purchased at a Publix in Neptune Beach.

There were 5,331,114 winning tickets in the drawing on August 4 across all prize tiers. For the second-tier prize in the game, nine tickets had to match the five white balls. Due to the optional Megaplier, which was 2X for this drawing, two of them—sold in Tennessee and Michigan—are each worth $2 million.

In Tennessee, a second Match 5-winning ticket was purchased for the standard $1 million second-tier prize. One million dollars was also won by six additional tickets, one each in Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The jackpot has increased since the spring, when a $20 million prize was claimed on April 18 in Syracuse, New York. In addition to the $1.348 billion haul in January, which at the time was the second-largest prize in the history of the lottery game, five other Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year.

The next jackpot drawing will take place on Tuesday, and the winning numbers will receive an estimated 20 million. Jackpot winners have the option of receiving their prize as a 29-year annuity, starting with a one-time payment.

Additionally, winners have the option of a lump sum payment. A jackpot winner in Tuesday’s drawing would get a lump-sum cash payment of around $9/9 million before taxes.