Aug 9 (Reuters) - One lucky winner was in possession of a Mega Millions ticket worth a cool $1.58 billion, the largest prize in the game's history, on Wednesday after purchasing it in Florida and hitting all six numbers in the lottery drawing.
They then beat the 1 in 302.6 million odds of winning the multistate game by matching all of the lottery numbers drawn on Tuesday of 13, 19, 20, 32, 33, and the Megaplier was 14.
[1/5]The display in a store shows the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at $1.55-billion in New York City, U.S., August 8, 2023.
The last Mega Millions jackpot was won by a player in New York in April, at $20 million.
A $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot in November 2022 ranks as the record highest lottery prize, according to media reports.
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