On Friday, the Florida Lottery announced that Beverly Sewell, 65, of Riverview, claimed a $1 million prize from the POWERBALL® drawing held on November 5, 2022, at the Lottery’s Tampa District Office.
The winning POWERBALL Quick Pick ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Power Ball number.
Sewell purchased her $1 million-winning POWERBALL ticket from Publix, located at 5052 North US Highway 1 in Apollo Beach.
The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
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Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated more than $2.65 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 120.3 million winning tickets totaling more than $3.5 billion in prizes, including 16 jackpot winners.
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $43 billion to enhance education and sending more than 950,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $85.8 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires.
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