Friday, May 25, 2018
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$50 million Powerball ticket sold at St. Petersburg Sweetbay

ST. PETERSBURG — A lucky shopper might have just gone into the Sweetbay Supermarket for milk, but will end up a millionaire.

The grocery store on 34th Street N sold the winning Powerball ticket — worth $50 million — for Wednesday's drawing.

The Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball.

The unknown winner, who has not come forward, bought the ticket Wednesday night, a store manager said.

Since January 2009, Florida players have won $667 million in Powerball prizes — the most winners in the nation, the Florida Lottery said.

The winning numbers were 54-43-13-11-23; the Powerball was 4.

Sweetbay will receive $25,000 for selling the winning ticket. To collect yearly payments, the winner has 180 days to claim the prize. The jackpot must be claimed in 60 days to collect a lump-sum payment.

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