One lucky person in Florida is $590 million richer. Lottery officials announced today that a single winning Powerball ticket was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida.
A message on the Powerball website reads: “There was one winner sold by the Florida Lottery for the last drawing’s $590,500,000 grand prize.”
The Powerball winner won $590.5 million which has a cash value of nearly $375 million.
The person holding the Powerball winning ticket hasn’t been identified yet and Florida Lottery executive Cindy O’Connell said that no one has stepped forward to claim the ticket yet. O’Connell said that she couldn’t wait to meet the winner and that she was delighted that the largest jackpot in Powerball history was won by a Florida resident.
O’Connell said: “This would be the sixth Florida Powerball winner and right now, it’s the sole winner of the largest ever Powerball jackpot… We’re delighted right now that we have the sole winner… There is just the chance that you will have the opportunity and Florida is a huge Powerball state. We have had more winners than any other state that participates in Powerball.”
The $590 million winning Powerball ticket was sold in Florida but it wasn’t the only ticket worth a seven digit sum. At least two tickets with five of six numbers were sold in California. Each of those tickets are worth a little over $2 million.
The $590 million Powerball jackpot was the largest in the history of the game but it isn’t the largest lottery jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot once hit $656 million.