Winning $590M Powerball Ticket Bought In Florida
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

lottery winnersLife just changed in a major way for the winner of Saturday’s $590 million Powerball lottery drawing.

One ticket, sold in Florida, matched each of the numbers drawn for the highest jackpot in history, The Associated Press reports.

“This would be the sixth Florida Powerball winner and right now, it’s the sole winner of the largest ever Powerball jackpot,” state lottery executive Cindy O’Connell told AP. “We’re delighted right now that (Florida has) the sole winner.”

The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11. At an estimated $590 million, the jackpot includes a nearly $376.9 million cash payment option.

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Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.