$1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner claims prize in Florida

Anonymous Claim

$1.6B Mega Millions winner in Florida remains anonymous for 90 days under new law, claimed prize on Sept. 25.

Prize Choices

Winner can opt for lump sum or annuity in Florida. Lump sum must be claimed within 60 days; annuity paid in 30 annual installments. No state income tax in Florida.

Publix Supermarket Win

Ticket purchased at Neptune Beach Publix store. Winning numbers: 13, 19, 20, 32, 33, Mega Ball 14, drawn on Aug. 8.

Record Jackpots

Largest jackpot ever was a $2.04B Powerball ticket in California on Nov. 8, 2022.

Record Jackpots

Second-largest was a $1.586B Powerball prize on Jan. 13, 2016, split among three tickets in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

Top Mega Millions Prizes

Other top Mega Millions prizes include $1.537B in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018; $1.35B in Maine on Jan. 13, 2023; and $1.337B in Illinois on July 29, 2022.

Anonymous Winners

Many winners prefer anonymity. Maine winner used LaKoma Island Investments LLC.

Anonymous Winners

Virginia's winner from March 4, 2023, opted for a $156.7M annuity, remaining anonymous under state law.

Payment Choices

Most opt for lump sum. Last Powerball winner to choose annuity before 2023 was in 2014.

Mega Millions Reach

The lottery is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, making it one of the most widely played lotteries in the U.S.

Federal Tax

Jackpot is subject to federal taxes. No state income tax in Florida, allowing the winner to keep more of their prize.

Historic Wins

The $1.6B win adds to the list of Mega Millions prizes over a billion dollars, showcasing the lottery's immense popularity and the substantial amounts at stake.