Sunday, May 19, 2013

Winning POWERBALL Ticket Sold In Florida, Winning Numbers

ZEPHYRHILLS, Florida -- The winning ticket that matched all numbers in Saturday's May 18, 2013 POWERBALL drawing was sold at a Publix supermarket located at 7838 Gall Boulevard in Zephyrhills, Florida.

$590.5 million Florida POWERBALL Winner To Come Forward Today

The record-breaking $590.5 million (previously estimated to be $600 million with a $376.9 million cash value) jackpot was the result of player excitement translating into strong ticket sales, Lottery officials said.

The jackpot, which past the half-billion dollar mark, is the largest jackpot in the POWERBALL history.  The second largest jackpot was won last Nov. 28, 2012, when a $587.5 million jackpot was shared by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri.

“Florida is one of the top-selling states for Powerball with the largest number of winners since joining the game in 2009.  We hope our players’ luck continues this weekend and that Florida has the next big jackpot winner!” said Florida Lottery Secretary O’Connell.  “Powerball ticket sales will benefit Florida’s students and schools and help our retailers grow their businesses to positively impact our state’s economy.”

The winning numbers for the May 18, 2013 POWERBALL drawing are:

10-13-14-22-52 PB: 11

Last night, there were power play winners who matched 5 of 5 numbers for $2 million from New York and South Carolina.  There were also winners from sixteen states who matched 5 of 5 numbers to win $1 million. Those states are: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. 

The overall odds of winning the POWERBALL jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510. 

POWERBALL jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within the first 60 days after the winning draw to receive the cash option of $376.9 million. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.

Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, Florida has had the strongest POWERBALL and Power Play sales of any U.S. lottery, exceeding more than $1.8 billion and yielding $756 million in education funding to date.  Additionally, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $719 million in prizes, including five jackpot winners.

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