A Ticket Holder In Florida Wins $1.58 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot

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A huge $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the third-largest in US history, has been claimed by an individual in Florida, ending a nearly four-month winless streak.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were: 32, 19, 13, 33, 20, with a Mega Ball of 14.

According to the Florida Lottery, the winning ticket was purchased at a Publix supermarket shop in Neptune Beach.

The victory on Tuesday night ended a record of 31 consecutive games without a winner dating back to April 18th, highlighting the rarity of Mega Millions jackpot wins, with chances of one in 302.6 million.

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While the winner has the option of receiving the full money in annual payments over 30 years, the lump-sum option is more popular, with the latest award valued at $783.3 million.

The winnings are subject to federal taxes. Lottery winnings are also taxed in many states.


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