FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
FLORIDA LOTTERY’S NINTH POWERBALL® WINNER CLAIMS $80 MILLION PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Alice Dawson, 60, of Frisco City, Alabama, claimed the $80 million jackpot prize for the POWERBALL® drawing held on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Dawson chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $53,440,213.76
“This is a blessing in our lives and proves that anything is possible with faith in God,” said Dawson. “We plan on using our winnings to help our friends, family and our church.”
The jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased from State Line Gift Shop, located at 11208 U.S. Highway 97 in McDavid. The retailer will receive $40,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Wednesday, April 22, at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated $40 million jackpot. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery’s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee. Florida Lottery game drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
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