The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Neptune Beach, a town along the Atlantic Coast near Jacksonville. The jackpot was the third-largest in U.S. history.
Someone in Florida won a $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, ending a stretch of lottery futility that had stretched for nearly four months.
The massive Mega Millions prize now ranks as the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history. Mega Millions jackpot winners are rare thanks to odds of 1 in 302.6 million.
Friday night's jackpot was already a whopping $1.35 billion, but since there again was no winner the next one could break the $1.537 billion record set in 2018.
Tuesday night's drawing was the 30th straight without a winner. The lottery drought is due to poor luck and terrible odds: the chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302.6 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $1.1 billion, the fourth highest jackpot in the game's history.
The next drawing for the grand prize, which is equal to the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot to date, is Tuesday. Just last week, a winning ticket for a $1.08 billion Powerball drawing was sold.
The lack of a jackpot winner in the Friday drawing sent the top prize soaring to an estimated $820 million. The potential jackpot is the fifth largest in the history of the game, Mega Millions said.
The winner, whose name is not yet known, overcame steep odds of 1 in 302.6 million, which led to three months of drawings without a claim on the jackpot.
What would you do with a $1 billion payday? If you're hearing that question more these days, it's because huge jackpots like the Mega Millions aren't as rare as they once were.
The Mega Millions' estimated jackpot has increased to a total of $1.35 billion — the second-largest jackpot in the game's history, officials say.
The Mega Millions prize has grown again to an estimated $1.35 billion after there was no winner of the lottery's latest giant jackpot. The prize for the next drawing is Friday night.
No one won the estimated $940 million jackpot Friday, pushing the lottery prize to the third-largest Mega Millions in U.S. history ahead of the next drawing Tuesday night.
The Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $940 million after another drawing Tuesday resulted in plenty of losers but not a single grand prize winner
As of late Monday, lottery officials estimate Tuesday's Mega Millions prize at $565 million — or more than $293 million if delivered in cash.