Historic winning Powerball ticket sold in Central Florida

Ticket sold at Publix on SR A1A in Melbourne Beach

ORLANDO, Fla. – One of the three winning Powerball tickets was purchased in Central Florida.

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The winning ticket, which will share the historic $1.5 billion jackpot, was sold at the Publix at 3830 State Road A1A in Melbourne Beach, according to officials.

"(We're) very excited for the customer, or customers, that may have purchased that winning Powerball ticket," A Publix representative said Thursday morning in an impromptu news conference outside the Melbourne Beach store. 

The other winning tickets were sold in California and Tennessee.

The winning Powerball numbers called Wednesday night were 4-8-19-27-34 (Powerball) 10.

The jackpot is the largest ever worldwide. The prize money in Florida would be made in annual payments over 29 years or the winner could opt for a lump-sum payment of of $327.8 million, according to the lottery.

The winners won't take home the full $1.5 billion, though. First, there will be an expensive tax bill, and the prize money will be split evenly among them. 

The previous drawing, on January 9, was the 19th in a row without a grand prize winner.

Tickets cost $2, or $3 for a Power Play ticket, which boosts the value of non-jackpot prizes.

To win the grand prize, the ticket must match all five numbers (in any order) and the red Powerball number.

Anyone with just a matching Powerball number gets four bucks.

Tickets with more matching numbers are eligible for a prize of $7, $100, $50,000 or $1 million.

Powerball players spent an estimated $2.6 billion on tickets since the last jackpot was claimed in November.

Meanwhile, the Florida Lottery confirmed to News 6 that a $2 million winning Powerball ticket was purchased at the Sav-A-Ton food mart in Lake Mary.

The locations of the 11 $1 million winning Powerball tickets are as follows:

1. Pine Island Chevron, 4450 South Pine Island Road in Davie.
2. Big Boss Stores, 671 Highway 98 East in Destin.
3. 7-Eleven, 4490 Weston Road in Davie.
4. Winn Dixie, 2778 North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West.
5. Publix, 7780 113th Street in Seminole.
6. FCE, 7006 Palmetto Circle North in Boca Raton.
7. Indo Pak Curry Spices, 18901 Southwest 106th Avenue in Cutler Bay.
8. Tahir Enterprise, 840 Northwest 183rd Street in Miami.
9. Publix, 133 North Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach.
10. Zephyrhills Radiant Food Store, 6512 Gall Boulevard in Zephyrhills.
11. Orion Gas, 10301 Northwest 7th Avenue in Miami.
 

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