Powerball millionaire wins in Florida, and another big win in Mega Millions. Check your Tuesday numbers (2024)

Someone in Florida became an overnight millionaire, thanks to Powerball. Will Mega Millions make you a mega millionaire? As they say in the lottery business, “it could happen to you.” And now more good news for a Florida Lottery ticket.

After no one matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in the Friday, May 3, Mega Millions drawing for $284 million, the grand prize jumped to an estimated $306 million for Tuesday, May 7. The cash option would be $141.6 million. Tuesday’s winning numbers were 26-28-36-63-66 and the Mega Ball was 15. Megaplier was 3x. Those numbers mean another jackpot rollover.

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot now climbs to $306 million, with a cash option of $141.6 million.

Three tickets, including one purchased in Florida matched 5 in Tuesday's drawing for $1 million prizes. The other two tickets were purchased in Arizona and California.

In case you’re wondering, Friday’s winning numbers were 6-13-15-53-56 and the Mega Ball was 11. Megaplier was 2x. Though it resulted in a rollover, there was one big winner from Friday. A ticket purchased in South Dakota matched 5 for a $1 million prize.

Mega Millionstickets start at $2 apiece. Below are some frequently asked questions about the gameand lotteryodds. Good luck!

What were winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, May 7, 2024? 26-28-36-63-66 and the Mega Ball was 15

Mega Millions lottery drawings are at 11 p.m, EST Tuesdays and Fridays. Tuesday, May 7, winning numbers were 26-28-36-63-66 and the Mega Ball was 15. Megaplier was 3x. Those numbers mean another jackpot rollover, with a jackpot soaring above $300 million.

What were Mega Millions numbers for Friday, May 3, 2024? 6-13-15-53-56 and the Mega Ball was 11

Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, May 3, were 6-13-15-53-56 and the Mega Ball was 11. Megaplier was 2x. Those numbers rolled over again and the jackpot now zooms past another milestone.

Powerball millionaire wins in Florida, and another big win in Mega Millions. Check your Tuesday numbers (1)

When is the next Mega Millions lottery drawing?

The next Mega Millions lottery drawing will be at 11 p.m. EST Friday, May 10, 2024.

How long has Mega Millions rolled over?

This Mega Millions lottery streak started Friday, March 29, after someone in Neptune, New Jersey, matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in the Tuesday, March 25, drawing for $1.13 billion. Below is a recap of lottery drawings and how the jackpot has grown since then.

Powerball winner in Florida! Publix sells ticket worth $215 million

A $2 Powerball lottery ticket made someone who purchased a ticket in Florida multimillionaire! After no one claimed the Powerball lottery jackpot in the drawing for $203 million on Saturday, May 4, the prize rolled over to $215 million for Monday's drawing. The winning numbers for the Powerball lottery drawing on Monday, May 6 were 7-23-24-56-60 and the Powerball was 25. Power Play was 2x. There was one other big winner other than the Florida jackpot haul in Monday night's drawing. A ticket purchased in Idaho matched 5 plus the Power Play for a $2 million prize.

How long do you have to cash in a winning Florida Lottery ticket?

Prizes for Florida Lottery must be claimed within 180 days (six months) from the date of the drawing. To claim a single-payment cash option, a winner has within the first 60 days after the applicable draw date to claim it.

What are the odds of winning Mega Millions?

The odds of winning are pretty low. According to theMega Millions site, players have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance to match all five white balls plus the gold Mega Ball. Prizes range from $2 (for matching the Mega Ball) to the grand prize jackpot, which varies.

Does the Florida Lottery reveal lottery winners? Can you stay anonymous if you win lottery in Florida?

According toFlorida Lottery's website, winners cannot remain anonymous: "Florida law mandates that the Florida Lottery provide records containing information such as the winner's name, city of residence; game won, date won, and amount won to any third party who requests the information."

However, the site states, the "names of lottery winners claiming prizes of $250,000 or greater will be temporarily exempt from public disclosure for 90 days from the date the prize is claimed, unless otherwise waived by the winner."

Lottery experts and lawyers have said there are ways to remain anonymous if you win.

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This article originally appeared on Florida Today: Mega Millions Florida lottery ticket wins big for Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Powerball millionaire wins in Florida, and another big win in Mega Millions. Check your Tuesday numbers (2024)

FAQs

Did anyone win Mega Millions on May 21, 2024? ›

Did anyone win Mega Millions last night, Tuesday, May 21st, 2024? No one matched all six numbers to win the Mega Millions jackpot.

How many numbers do you have to get right in the Mega Millions to win something? ›

Mega Millions Prizes
MatchWinOdds
5 numbers$1,000,0001 in 12,607,306
4 numbers + Mega Ball$10,0001 in 931,001
4 numbers$5001 in 38,792
3 numbers + Mega Ball$2001 in 14,547
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Where in Florida was the Powerball winner? ›

Florida Lottery Announces Monumental $214 Million Powerball Win in Miami Shores. TALLAHASSEE – Miami Shores is buzzing with excitement after a lucky POWERBALL® player won $214 million in the May 6 drawing! The winning ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 9050 Biscayne Boulevard.

Who won Florida Mega Millions? ›

$1.58 billion, Mega Millions

1. Saltine Holdings LLC from Miami claimed the sole winning ticket in a Publix in Neptune Beach and won the largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game's history on Aug.

Did anyone win the Mega Millions tonight? ›

There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 61,709 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw.

Do you win anything with two numbers on Mega Millions? ›

What is the Mega Millions payout on matching 2 lottery numbers? Matching two numbers won't win anything in Mega Millions unless one of the numbers is the Mega Ball. A ticket matching one of the five numbers and the Mega Ball is worth $4. Visit www.megamillions.com for a complete list of payout information.

What happens if you get all 5 numbers but not the Mega Millions? ›

There are plenty of winners aside from the jackpot. If you get all five numbers but not the Mega Ball, you'll still get $1 million. If you just get the Mega Ball number, you'll get $2, which is getting your money back.

What are the luckiest number for Mega Millions? ›

The five most frequently drawn numbers since then are 10, 3, 17, 14, and 46, while the most frequent Mega Ball numbers have been 11, 22, 18, 24, and 13. Only Mega Ball 22 has not been drawn since early December. But maybe you're more interested in the numbers that have been hot (and cold) as of late.

What are the 9 ways to win Mega Millions? ›

Check your numbers for all the different ways to win.
  • Five main/white numbers: $1,000,000.
  • Any four main/white numbers and the Mega Ball: $10,000.
  • Any four main/white numbers: $500.
  • Any three main/white numbers and the Mega Ball: $200.
  • Any three main/white numbers: $10.
  • Any two main/white numbers and the Mega Ball: $10.

Was the Powerball won last night? ›

There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 78,664 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw.

What state won Powerball May 6, 2024? ›

Who sold the winning ticket, Monday, May 6th, 2024? A winning ticket purchased in Florida matched all six numbers to win Monday's Powerball jackpot.

Where do I claim my Powerball jackpot in Florida? ›

Prizes up to $599 may be claimed at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer; prizes $600 to less than $1 million may be claimed at any Florida Lottery district office; prizes $1 million or more must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

Has anyone ever won Mega Millions with Quick Pick? ›

11. $536 Million (Indiana) On July 8, 2016, an Indiana couple won this mega jackpot after buying 5 Quick Pick tickets on a road trip. The winning family was able to remain anonymous by accepting their prize through a law firm in the state.

Where is Mega Millions won the most? ›

Map shows where lottery-winning tickets have been sold

New York state is home to the most Mega Millions jackpot winners, with 42 winning tickets sold in the Empire State. California follows with 36 winning tickets sold in-state. The more populated states correlate to selling more Mega Millions jackpot-winning tickets.

What happens if you win the Mega Millions in Florida? ›

All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date. Federal income taxes will be withheld from MEGA MILLIONS prizes as required by the Internal Revenue Code at the time payments are made.

How do you win on Mega Millions? ›

Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) - or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

What time do they draw the Mega Millions numbers? ›

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

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