One lucky Florida man is giving lottery players across the country a huge reason to clean up their home when he found a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million for a drawing that occurred months ago.
Kenneth Morgan, 54, of Jacksonville got much more than a clean house when he discovered a rogue Powerball ticket worth $1 million from a drawing that happened back in April.
“I was cleaning the house on the fourth of July when I found the Powerball ticket in a drawer,” Morgan told the Florida Lottery. “I checked the numbers and discovered it was a $1 million winner — I’m still in shock!”
Morgan was just one number away from winning the whole jackpot on Apr. 17, 2021. He matched the white ball numbers 10, 21, 26, 41, and 49 but missed the red Powerball 25. Either way, he’s glad he decided to pick up around the home.
Before the ticket snuck its way in Morgan’s drawer where it sat for nearly three months, the winner purchased it from the Publix Liquor Store on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville as a Quick Pick. The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
The odds of winning the $1 million second prize in Powerball are about 1 in 11.69 million, while the odds of winning the entire jackpot are about 1 in 292.2 million.
A Florida nursing student won a whopping $5 million top prize on a lottery scratch-off ticket, but it’s not the first time she had the Florida Lottery to thank for her good fortune.
Thanks to a massive $5 million lottery prize and some incredible luck, a hopeful nursing student will continue to pursue a career in the medical world.
On Wednesday, the Florida Lottery Results announced that Reshena Clark, 29, of Hollywood, claimed one of the coveted $5 million top prizes from the “$5,000,000 LUCK” instant game at headquarters in Tallahassee.
While this win comes in the form of a heavy cash payout, Clark says she’s benefitted greatly from the Florida Lottery before.
“I feel like I’ve won the Florida Lottery twice now,” the winner said in a press release. “The Lottery-funded Bright Futures Scholarship is the reason I was able to attend college in the first place. Now that I’ve won as a player, I feel like everything has come full circle.”
Clark opted for the lump-sum payout of $3,815,000. With her winnings, she’ll continue working toward her career goal of becoming a nurse.
The lucky player put down $20 on the winning ticket while at the Circle K on North Main Street in Gainesville. For selling the ticket, the retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission from the Lottery.
Now that Clark claimed the tenth top prize, only two top prizes of $5 million remain in the “$5,000,000 LUCK” game, which launched in September 2019. There are also seven $1 million second-tier prizes out of 40 remaining, as well as 12 out of 68 $100,000 third-tier prizes left to claim. According to the Lottery, the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.97.