According to the Mega Millions website someone from Florida purchased a ticket with all six matching numbers – good for the top prize of up to $1.58 billion.
The top prize bumped up to nearly $1.6 billion after no one got the six matching numbers for last week’s drawing.
Below were the winning numbers for the Aug. 8 top prize:
13, 19, 20, 32, 33 and the Mega Ball number being 14.
As of 9:45 p.m. PT Tuesday, officials have not revealed the identity of the jackpot winner other than the fact that the ticket was sold in Florida.
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Say, if you don’t win the top prize, don’t throw away your tickets just yet. Lottery players with multiple matching numbers can score a decent consolation prize. For example, based on the results of the Aug. 8 drawing, a ticket worth up to $3 million was sold in California and 29 other tickets sold within the state were all worth about $9,000.