One Lucky Florida Player—Winner of the Massive $396.9 Million Powerball Jackpot

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January 30, 2020US News
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One Lucky Florida Player—Winner of the Massive $396.9 Million Powerball Jackpot
Lottery balls are seen in a box at Kavanagh Liquors in San Lorenzo, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2016. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After claiming no winners since last November, the Powerball jackpot has finally been won by a lucky player in Florida.

The prize?

A whopping $396.9 million.

The jackpot winner matched all six numbers of 9-12-15-31-60 and the Powerball of 2. While the advertised winnings amounted to $394 million, the actual winnings ended up being $396.9 million, according to the Florida Lottery Commission.

The ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven located in Bonita Springs, Florida, and the retailer will receive $100,000 just for selling the winning ticket.

The jackpot has rolled over 24 times since Nov. 6, drawing more than $33 million in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, according to Powerball.

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A woman fills out her Mega Millions ticket in Washington on Oct. 19, 2018. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.

Another player from Florida won $1 million from Wednesday’s drawing. That ticket was purchased at the M&S Food Store in Coconut Creek.

The next Powerball drawing will be on Saturday, for an estimated jackpot of $40 million.

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