There’s a $1 Million Mega Millions Winner in PA
You'd better check your tickets.
If you bought your Mega Millions ticket for last night's drawing (Tuesday, August 8th) in Pennsylvania, you could be a MILLION dollars richer today.
Unfortunately, you're not a billionaire, but a million isn't bad.
Where Was the $1.58 Billion Mega Millions Ticket Sold?
There was only one winning ticket for the $1.58 BILLION jackpot last night...and it wasn't sold anywhere around here. It was sold down in Florida.
The winner could be one person or it could be a group of people that went in together on a ticket. In any case, the winning ticket was sold at a Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach.
This was the biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever, the third biggest lottery prize ever. Crazy, right? That's some life-changing money.
Six $1 Million Winning Tickets Sold in Four States for August 8 Mega Millions Drawing
There were three $1 million winning tickets. These tickets matched all five of the white balls. They were sold in Pennsylvania, California, Texas, and West Virginia.
Texas, by the way, had two $1 million winners, officials announced on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, additional tickets sold in Florida and North Carolina matched five numbers but selected the Megaplier option so EACH won $2 million, the Mega Millions Lottery announced.
Where Was the $1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Pennsylvania on August 8, 2023?
We now know the location where the $1 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in the state of Pennsylvania. It turns out it was in Western Pennsylvania.
The ticket, which matched all five white balls drawn (but not the MegaBall) took home a prize of $1 million.
It was sold in New Castle, PA. That’s in Lawrence County out towards the Western part of the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery confirmed the news on Wednesday saying it was sold at the Zain Mini Mart on East Washington Street.
The retailer will also receive a bonus for selling the ticket. That bonus is worth $5,000, the Pa. Lottery says.
Congratulations to the winner and the retailer, of course.
Winning Numbers for August 8 Mega Millions Drawing
Wondering what those winning numbers are? They are 13, 19, 20, 32, 33, and the gold MegaBall was 14.
The winner (or winners) will choose between annual payments or a lump sum of $783.3 million.
Which would you choose? I think I'd go with the lump sum. Even that is an insane amount of money.
Congratulations, whoever you are!