You got to be in it to win it, and more and more of us were getting into the mix in a grand attempt to snag some serious prize money. 

Even though the odds aren’t exactly in our favor when we play the lottery, a gal can try, right?

How Likely Is It To Win The Lottery?

To win the Mega Millions lottery, the odds are slim, but never zero. If you purchased a Mega Millions ticket, you have a 1 in 302.6 million chance of winning the jackpot. 

But hey – that’s still a chance, right?!

One news station in Austin, TX crunched the numbers, and actually they found that you are more likely to win the Mega Millions jackpot than you are to:  

It’s kind of nice to think it COULD BE YOU! 

But who did end up winning that billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot?

Who Won The Mega Millions?

The Mega Millions ticket worth $1.58 billion was sold at a Publix in Florida. The Publix is located at 630 Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach, making this winner the fourth person to win a Mega Millions jackpot from Florida.

There were also seven $1 million prize winners in multiple states, but none of those winners were from New York. Those seven winners managed to match five of the numbers drawn. 

What Were The Winning Lottery Numbers?

The winning lottery numbers drawn on Tuesday were:

13, 19, 20, 32, 33.

The Mega Ball was number 14. 

The jackpot now resets to $20 million for the next drawing on Friday, August 11 at 11 PM. 

Best 11 Places To Buy A Lottery Ticket In Western New York

Western New York seems to be a lucky place, and there have been quite a few lottery winners over the last several years. Here are the 11 places where people have won big numbers from the New York State Lottery.

9 Bars That Sell Lottery Tickets in Western New York

Did you know that the retailer who sells a winning lottery ticket will receive a monetary bonus for it?

If that is the case, why not #shoplocal when you purchase your Powerball or Mega Millions tickets? Here are 9 local bars in Western New York that sell lottery tickets.

Luckiest Places To Buy Lottery Tickets

These places have sold the most winning lottery tickets.

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