BIG WINNER: $4 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold Near Austin
Mega Millions Mania is heating up and while nobody has matched all the numbers for the big jackpot. People are still winning big bucks! Tuesday's jackpot had no winners that matched all the numbers but one Texas person still won $4 million. The ticket was bought at a store in Burnett, Texas, just outside of Austin. According o the Texas Lottery, on Wednesday, August 2, the winning ticket was sold at Hoover Valley Country Store in Burnet, located 60 miles northwest of Austin. The winning numbers were 8-24-30-45-61, with a megaplier making the winning prize $4 million. The winner missed the Mega Ball of 12 to win the $1 billion jackpot.
Currently, the next Mega Millions jackpot (8/4/203) is an estimated $1.25 billion with a cash option of $625.3 million. The current jackpot is 4th largest in Mega Millions History! Good luck The last Mega Millions win was on April 18th.
TOP TEN MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOTS:
$1.537 billion 10/23/2018
$1.348 billion 1/13/2023
$1.337 billion 7/29/2022
$1.25 billion CURRENT DRAWING 8/4/23)
$1.050 billion 1/22/2021
$656 million 3/30/2012
$648 million 12/17/2013
$543 million 7/24/2018
$536 million 7/8/2016
$533 million 3/30/2018
Across the country, 135 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win the third-tier prize. Twenty-eight of those tickets are worth $40,000 each, because they also included the optional Megaplier. The other 107 win the standard $10,000 each.
IF I WIN THE JACKPOT:
Annuity option: The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one. This helps protect winners’ lifestyles and purchasing power in periods of inflation.
See more information about the annuity option.
Cash option: A one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool. Minus taxes, of course.
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