FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The winner of the $1.6 billion Mega Tens of millions jackpot in August has come ahead to assert the prize, officers mentioned Wednesday.
Beneath a brand new Florida legislation, the winner’s title stays nameless for 90 days from the date the prize was claimed, which was on Sept. 25, lottery officers mentioned in an e-mail.
The lottery didn’t affirm whether or not the winner took the lump sum or the annuity, and didn’t specify the estimated lump sum quantity.
In Florida, winners have to assert the lump sum inside 60 days of the drawing.
They’ve as much as 180 days in the event that they select to go together with an annuity, which is paid out in 30 annual installments.
The jackpot can also be topic to federal taxes.
There’s no state revenue tax in Florida.
The profitable ticket was bought at a Publix grocery store in Neptune Seaside, a city alongside the Atlantic Coast close to Jacksonville.
The profitable numbers on Aug. 8 have been 13, 19, 20, 32, 33 and the Mega Ball was 14.
In all, Mega Tens of millions has had 5 billion dollar-plus prizes.
The largest jackpot ever was a Powerball ticket in California value a whopping $2.04 billion in Nov. 8, 2022 drawing.
The following largest was additionally a Powerball prize of $1.586 billion on Jan. 13, 2016.
That prize was cut up amongst three profitable tickets bought in California, Florida and Tennessee.
The Florida Mega Tens of millions jackpot is available in third.
The fourth, fifth and sixth largest jackpots have been additionally Mega Tens of millions prizes, with $1.537 billion going to a single winner in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018; $1.35 billion received in Maine on Jan. 13, 2023; and $1.337 billion received in Illinois on July 29, 2022.
The Maine winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Tens of millions jackpot collected the prize in February, and selected to stay nameless.
The winner collected the money possibility by means of a restricted legal responsibility firm, LaKoma Island Investments LLC, Maine State Lottery officers mentioned.
Traditionally, most grand prize winners have opted to obtain the prize as a one-time, lump sum cost, in keeping with the Multi-State Lottery Affiliation.
Typically, winners do go for the annuity, together with the jackpot winner in Virginia from the March 4, 2023 drawing.
That winner, whose title stays nameless below Virginia legislation, selected an annuity value $156.7 million to be paid out yearly.
Earlier than that, the final time a Powerball winner opted for the annuity was in 2014.
Mega Tens of millions is performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.