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Winning Powerball ticket purchased in Florida Keys

$292 million jackpot ticket purchased at Tom Thumb in Marathon

MARATHON, Fla. – The $291.4 million-winning Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in the Florida Keys.

The Florida Lottery said Thursday that the winning ticket was purchased at a Tom Thumb convenience store in Marathon.

"We are thrilled to announce that Wednesday night's drawing produced Florida's 12th Powerball jackpot winner," Florida Lottery secretary Tom Delacenserie said. "This series of Powerball jackpot rollovers, which began on Jan. 16, following the record-setting $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot, generated more than $25.7 million for education in Florida."

David Halladay, who manages the Tom Thumb store, said his Florida Lottery representative called him this morning with the news. The store owner will receive $85,000 for selling the winning ticket.

"I got goose bumps," Halladay told Local 10 news. "I was ecstatic for the company, that our company had sold the winning ticket, and for my store, for that matter."

The winning numbers were 12, 13, 44, 52 and 62. The Powerball number was 6 and the Power Play number was 2.

A winner has not come forward but has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim his or her prize. To claim a lump sum of more than $191 million, the winner must come forward within 60 days.

"I'm hoping it was local, but if it was tourists, it'll extend their vacation," Halladay said.

The next Powerball jackpot is worth an estimated $40 million, with a $26.3 million cash value. The next drawing is Saturday and airs on Local 10 News.


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