$1 Million Mega Millions Winner in Pennsylvania - Check Your Tickets
Mega Millions jackpot of $1.58 billion won by one ticket sold in Florida; three $1 million winners in Pennsylvania, California, Texas, and West Virginia.
If you happened to purchase a Mega Millions ticket for the drawing on Tuesday, August 8th in Pennsylvania, you might just find yourself a million dollars richer today. While it's not the billion-dollar jackpot, a million dollars is still quite a hefty sum.
Unfortunately, the winning ticket for the massive $1.58 billion jackpot was not sold anywhere near us. It was actually sold in Florida, specifically at a Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach. The lucky winner could be an individual or a group of people who pooled their money together to buy a ticket. Regardless, their lives are about to change dramatically with that kind of money.
This Mega Millions jackpot was the largest ever, making it the third biggest lottery prize in history. It's mind-boggling to think about the impact such a sum could have on someone's life.
In addition to the jackpot, there were also three tickets that matched all five of the white balls, earning the holders $1 million each. These tickets were sold in Pennsylvania, California, Texas, and West Virginia. Interestingly, Texas had two winners, as announced by officials on Wednesday.
Furthermore, there were additional tickets sold in Florida and North Carolina that matched five numbers and selected the Megaplier option, resulting in a prize of $2 million for each ticket holder, according to the Mega Millions Lottery.
We now have confirmation of the location where the $1 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Pennsylvania. It turns out it was in Western Pennsylvania, specifically in New Castle, which is located in Lawrence County. The ticket matched all five white balls drawn but missed out on the MegaBall. Nonetheless, the winner is still taking home a cool $1 million. The Zain Mini Mart on East Washington Street in New Castle had the honor of selling this winning ticket and will receive a bonus of $5,000 from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Congratulations are in order for both the winner and the retailer. It's truly a life-changing moment for the lucky individual or group who holds that winning ticket.
Now, you must be curious about the winning numbers, right? They are 13, 19, 20, 32, 33, and the gold MegaBall was 14. Quite a combination, indeed.
As for the winner or winners, they have a decision to make. They can either choose to receive their winnings in annual payments or opt for a lump sum of $783.3 million. Personally, I would go for the lump sum. Even that amount is unimaginable.
In conclusion, if you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Pennsylvania for the recent drawing, you had a chance at becoming a millionaire. While we may not have won the billion-dollar jackpot, a million dollars is still a life-changing amount of money. The winning ticket was sold in Florida, but there were also million-dollar winners in Pennsylvania, California, Texas, and West Virginia. Texas even had two winners. Additionally, tickets sold in Florida and North Carolina won $2 million each by selecting the Megaplier option. The Pennsylvania winner's ticket was sold in New Castle, at the Zain Mini Mart, earning the retailer a $5,000 bonus. The winning numbers were 13, 19, 20, 32, 33, and the MegaBall was 14. The winner or winners will have to decide between annual payments or a lump sum of $783.3 million. It's truly an incredible amount of money to contemplate.