Florida Lottery: Woman claims $2 million Powerball prize from October drawing

FILE - A display panel advertises tickets for a Powerball drawing at a convenience store, Nov. 7, 2022, in Renfrew, Pa. Someone in Washington state overcame steep odds Monday night, Feb. 6, 2023, to win an estimated $747 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials did not immediately make an announcement of a winner, but the Powerball website says there was a jackpot winner in the state. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) (Keith Srakocic, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

A 33-year-old woman claimed a $2 million Powerball prize this week for a drawing that was held last October, Florida Lottery officials announced Tuesday.

According to Lottery officials, the drawing was held on Oct. 29.

Simone Capers, 33, of Zephyrhills, purchased her winning Power Play ticket from a Circle K gas station in Gibsonton. The business will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

Lottery officials said Capers claimed her prize this week at the Lottery’s Tampa District Office.

According to officials, her winning Powerball ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Power Ball number.

The next Powerball drawing will be held Wednesday night at 10:59 p.m., with an estimated $20 million jackpot.

Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. to be eligible for the drawing.

“Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated more than $2.65 billion in contributions to education statewide,” the Florida Lottery said in a news release. “Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 120.3 million winning tickets totaling more than $3.5 billion in prizes, including 16 jackpot winners.”

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