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St. Pete man claims $50 million Powerball jackpot

ST. PETERSBURG — A local man is the winner of a $50 million Powerball jackpot.

Christopher McGurran, 30, of St. Petersburg bought the winning Powerball ticket at a Sweetbay store at 2139 34th St. N, according to the Florida Lottery. His number was drawn on Dec. 26 and McGurran came forward this week to collect his winnings.

McGurran chose a one-time, lump-sum payment of $32.4 million, lottery officials said. The Sweetbay store where he bought the ticket will also receive a $25,000 bonus incentive.

McGurran could not be reached Wednesday night for comment. He is the fifth Floridian to win the Powerball jackpot since the drawing was launched in the state in 2009. Florida claims the most winners of any state.

St. Pete man claims $50 million Powerball jackpot 01/09/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:02pm]
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