For the second week in a row, the Florida Lottery announced a winning Mega Millions ticket had been sold at a Jacksonville area Publix.
A ticket worth an estimated $36 million was sold at the Publix at 4495 Roosevelt Blvd. in Lakeshore. The lump sum cash prize would be $17.4 million.
The winning numbers for the Mega Millions ticket were 18-39-42-57-63 with a Megaball of 7.
According to the Florida Lottery, only one winning ticket was sold. The Publix will receive a bonus of $25,000 for selling the winning ticket.
It was the second winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Duval County this month.
RELATED: Record $1.58B Mega Millions ticket sold at Neptune Beach Publix
A player won the largest jackpot in Mega Millions history on Aug. 9 with a ticket purchased at a Publix in Neptune Beach. That prize totaled $1.58 billion.
A winner has not yet claimed the prize.
According to Florida Lottery rules for both winning tickets, prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing, and because the prizes are more than $1 million — much more — they must be claimed in person at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee — even if the person who bought the ticket is from out of state. If the winner wants the single-payment cash option, they must claim it within 60 days of the drawing.
In Florida, Lottery winners cannot remain anonymous, but because of the size of the prizes, the winners’ names will be exempt from public disclosure for 90 days, unless the winners waive the exemption. Find out more at https://www.flalottery.com/faq.
Back-to-back jackpots have been won in the same state three times this year – before Florida’s two wins, New York won at $483 million (April 14) and $20 million (April 18), while Massachusetts won at $33 million (January 24) and $31 million (January 31).
Half of the proceeds from the sale of each Mega Millions ticket remains in the state where the ticket was sold, where the money supports designated good causes and retailer commissions.
Tuesday night’s drawing also produced a big winner in New Jersey, as a ticket sold in that state matched the five white balls to win the second-tier prize of $1 million. And for matching four white balls plus the Mega Ball, 10 tickets across the country won the third-tier prize. One is worth $30,000, because it included the optional Megaplier (available in most states with an extra $1 purchase), which was 3X on Tuesday night. The other nine are worth $10,000 each.
The jackpot for the next drawing on Friday, Aug. 18, resets to its current starting value of $20 million ($9.6 million cash).