Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 8; $1.602 billion jackpot won in Florida

Are you ready to make some history?

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot was an estimated $1.58 billion with a cash option of $783.3 million for Tuesday night's record-high drawing, according to the Mega Millions website.

Tuesday's jackpot is the largest Mega Millions ever eclipsing the previous record of $1.537 billion, won in 2018.

The jackpot is the third-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever, trailing only two Powerball jackpots that reached $2.04 billion in 2022 and $1.586 billion in 2016 (see charts below).

The jackpot was last won on April 18 when someone in East Syracuse, New York won a $20 million jackpot and was also won on April 14 when a lottery player in Ozone Park, New York won a $483 million jackpot.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $170 million for Wednesday's drawing with a cash option of $83.4 million, according to the Powerball website.

What are the 8/8/23 winning Mega Millions numbers?

Here are the Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023:

13 - 19 - 20 - 32 - 33 and Megaball 14

Megaplier was 2x

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Did anyone win last night's Mega Millions?

A lottery player's trip to the Publix supermarket in Neptune Beach, Florida resulted in a record $1.602 billion Mega Millions jackpot win in Tuesday's drawing. The final jackpot was higher than advertised due to higher than expected sales.

In addition to the grand prize winner, seven tickets matched all five white balls to win million-dollar prizes. Two tickets sold in Florida and North Carolina had the Megaplier to win $2 million, while tickets sold in Pennsylvania, Texas (2) and West Virginia all won $1 million. A ticket sold in California, which bases its second-tier prizes on sales in the state, won $3,383,371.

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When is next Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

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How do I play Mega Millions?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Megaplier for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot).

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a random Quick Pick for you. You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident a particular state where you purchase your ticket.

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How many balls do I need to match for Mega Millions prize?

You can win $2 for the matching just one - the Mega Ball. Short of the jackpot, you can win up to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California). You can check all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

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Where can I play Mega Millions?

You can play the game in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The states not offering Mega Millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

Many grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. Some states allow Mega Millions tickets to be purchased online, but beware of scam websites. Check with your state lottery for more details.

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What is deadline for buying Mega Millions tickets?

The deadline for purchasing a Mega Millions ticket varies by state so don't wait until the last minute. It can be 15 minutes to an hour or more before the actual drawing. For some third-party lottery apps, the deadline can be closer to two hours before the drawing. For example, Jackpocket in New Jersey has a deadline of 9:15 p.m. for the 11 p.m. ET drawing.

Click here to check the deadline for where you live.

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What are my odds of winning the lottery?

Playing the Mega Millions can be exciting, but just don't go spending those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1. The odds to match all five white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.

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How to watch the Mega Millions live?

The Mega Millions website does not carry the drawing live like the Powerball site does, but it does post the video on its YouTube channel following the drawing.

Local broadcast networks may carry the drawing in your area. In the Metro New York area, WABC-TV New York carries the drawing live before the 11 o'clock news and on its website. Click here.

What does cash option mean?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments after that, increasing by 5% each year. The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but it is paid in a lump sum. You don't have to wait decades for all the money.

Can a jackpot winner remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win a lottery anonymously. That wasn't always the case, but now winners are able to stay anonymous under a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. In other states, a winner's name and hometown are a matter of public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

What are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots?

Here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:

  1. $1.602 billion, Aug. 8, 2023: Florida

  2. $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  3. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  4. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022: Illinois

  5. $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  6. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  7. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  8. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  9. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

  10. $533 million: March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey

What was largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

Here's a look at the top jackpots won in the United States, between the Powerball and the Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: California

  2. $1.602 billion, Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023: Florida

  3. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  4. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  5. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2022: Won in Maine

  6. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Illinois

  7. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California

  8. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  9. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  10. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  11. $754.6 million, Powerball: Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington

  12. $730 million,, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  13. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  14. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  15. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  16. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  17. $632.6 million, Powerball, Jan. 5, 2022: Two winner in California, Wisconsin

  18. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida

  19. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012: Two winner in Arizona, Missouri

  20. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015: Three winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

This article originally appeared on Mega Millions winning numbers lottery drawing for Tuesday 8/8/23