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The Record-breaking $1.6 Billion Mega Millions® Jackpot Has Been Claimed

Making History in the Sunshine State

RELEASE DATE: 12/27/2023

TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Saltines Holdings, LLC has claimed the monumental MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot of $1.6 billion from the drawing held on August 8, 2023. The winner chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $794,248,882.00.

The winning ticket, which matched all five of the white ball numbers and the Mega Ball number, was claimed at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. This series of 32 rollovers from April to August has not only captured national attention but has also contributed a staggering $73.4 million to further education in Florida.

The winning MEGA MILLIONS Quick Pick ticket was purchased from Publix, located at 630 Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach. The retailer received a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the winning MEGA MILLIONS ticket.


Since Florida joined MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $1.10 billion for education and has awarded more than $1.84 billion in prizes to 76.9 million players – creating 135 millionaires, including five jackpot winners.


The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $45 billion to enhance education and sending more than 983,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,500 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $91.2 billion in prizes and made more than 3,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit

Media contact: Florida Lottery Communications, (850) 487-7727