Central Florida Publix Sells Winning Powerball Ticket

Publix store in Zephyrhills, Fla.

A Publix grocery store in Zephyrhills, Fla., sold the weekend’s winning Powerball ticket.

The lottery jackpot of $590.5 million was a Powerball record, and the ticket sold at the Central Florida Publix was the sole winner of Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and a Powerball of 11.

Today is the earliest the person holding the prized ticket can come forward since Florida’s lottery headquarters in Tallahassee were closed over the weekend. At this writing, the winner or group of winners of the jackpot had not come forward. Under Florida law, however, the winner’s name, age and hometown will be made public.

Maria Brous, spokeswoman for Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, told The Associated Press over the weekend that, while there are a lot of rumors about who won, the company doesn’t know.

“We’re excited for the winner or winners,” she said.

Zephyrhills is a suburb of Tampa located in Pasco County. It’s perhaps best known for its skydiving activity as well as Zephyrhills bottled water.

In the featured photo at top: A vehicle passes the front of the Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., on Sunday where the highest Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $590.5 million was sold recently. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz, AP)


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A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.