CUTLER BAY, Fla. – Just days after the $731.1 million Powerball winner was sold up in Maryland a few weeks back, a South Florida man had his own significant score in the popular lottery game.
Everett Kurtz, 68, of Cutler Bay, won a $2 million prize from the Powerball drawing held Jan. 23 — the next drawing after the nine-figure jackpot in Maryland.
Kurtz’s ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Powerball, Florida Lottery officials said.
His ticket was bought at the 7-Eleven at 20361 Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay. The store receives a $5,000 bonus commission for selling it.
Florida Lottery says that since the state joined the Powerball game in 2009, it has generated more than $2.2 billion in contributions to education statewide.