The ticket was purchased from a gas station in Lebanon.

A $1.35 billion annuitized jackpot is possible for the estimated prize.

whereas the possible cash distribution in one single sum would be $724.6 million.

In the history of Mega Millions, this is the fourth $1 billion jackpot.

, and the second-largest ever; the lottery's record of $1.537 billion won in South Carolina in 2018 is the only one that has ever been higher.

Fred Cotreau, the proprietor of the gas station where the ticket was purchased, admitted that he initially believed the lottery office's call at 6 a.m. to be a prank.

In the drawing, 14 tickets also won $1 million prizes.

selling four of those tickets in New York, two in California, one in each of Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas, and one in Florida.