Florida Player Wins Share of the Mega Millions® Jackpot
Florida’s Third Mega Millions Jackpot Winner!
RELEASE DATE: 10/17/2022
TALLAHASSEE - Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) is excited to announce that one of two Mega Millions® jackpot winning tickets from Friday night’s drawing was purchased in Florida! The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 2980 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.
The October 14, 2022 Mega Millions winning numbers were 09 - 22 - 26 - 41 - 44 and the Mega Ball was 19. One Florida ticket matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball from Friday night’s drawing to claim a share of the [estimated] $494 million Mega Millions jackpot. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
In addition to the Florida jackpot winning ticket, another jackpot winning ticket was sold in California. Florida Mega Millions jackpot winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. However, to elect the one-time, lump-sum cash payment option (in the amount of $123.95 million) the claim must be filed within 60 days after the winning draw date.
ABOUT MEGA MILLIONS IN FLORIDA
Since joining Mega Millions in 2013, the game has generated more than $937.1 million for education, and has awarded more than $834.5 million in prizes to 67.6 million players.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be held Tuesday, October 18, at 11:00 p.m., EST, with an estimated $20 million jackpot. Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m., EST to be eligible for this drawing. Mega Millions drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website and our official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/floridalottery. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery's website, free mobile app, at retailers statewide, and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $42 billion to enhance education and sending more than 950,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $82.4 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
Media contact: Florida Lottery Communications, (850) 487-7727