‘I’m still in shock:’ Florida man finds $1 million winning lottery ticket while cleaning his house

Powerball ticket was purchased at Publix

Kenneth Morgan, center, found a $1 million winning Powerball ticket on July 4.
Kenneth Morgan, center, found a $1 million winning Powerball ticket on July 4. (Photo courtesy of Florida Lottery)

JACKSONVILL, Fla. – You know that saying “cleanliness is next to godliness?”

For this Florida man, cleanliness has led to wealthiness.

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Kenneth Morgan, of Jacksonville, was tidying up his home this past weekend when he just happened to stumble upon a Powerball ticket from April that was worth $1 million.

“I was cleaning the house on the Fourth of July when I found the Powerball ticket in a drawer,” Morgan, 54, told Florida Lottery officials. “I checked the numbers and discovered it was a $1 million winner. I’m still in shock!”

Morgan won his prize from the April 17 drawing of the multistate lottery game, matching all five white-ball numbers but not the Powerball jackpot number.

His ticket was a quick pick bought at a Publix liquor store on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, which gets a $1,000 bonus commission.


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