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Record Powerball jackpot won by 1 ticket

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: May 24, 2013, 1:18 am - IP Logged

UPDATE: winning ticket was sold at Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills. The store is located 7838 Gall Blvd Zephyrhills,  FL  33541-4302

Since it's a supermarket, I bet it's a self service machine.

I know they were in the news last year, but I've never seen a self service lottery machine (I live in Florida)  There are vending machines for scratch-off tickets in most Publix supermarkets in the state, but usually people are lined up at the customer service counter to buy tickets for online games like Powerball, Lotto, Fantasy5, etc.

I was hoping the winning ticket was purchased from a small grocery store or other family owned business.  Publix has an annual revenue of around $27 billion, but $85,000 would be a nice bonus for a struggling small business owner.

In any case, congrats to the winner.  I don't think I'd want to win all that money and be on the national news.   $2 million would be just fine!  Wink

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    Posted: May 24, 2013, 4:08 am - IP Logged

    So was the ticket a self pick or QP?

     I can't find the answer. Does the Lottery know itself or will we have to wait till the winner claims?

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      Posted: May 24, 2013, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

      I know they were in the news last year, but I've never seen a self service lottery machine (I live in Florida)  There are vending machines for scratch-off tickets in most Publix supermarkets in the state, but usually people are lined up at the customer service counter to buy tickets for online games like Powerball, Lotto, Fantasy5, etc.

      I was hoping the winning ticket was purchased from a small grocery store or other family owned business.  Publix has an annual revenue of around $27 billion, but $85,000 would be a nice bonus for a struggling small business owner.

      In any case, congrats to the winner.  I don't think I'd want to win all that money and be on the national news.   $2 million would be just fine!  Wink

      You are right, most stores have only scratch vendors but they do exist with both.  We have them in some local Publix.

       

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        Posted: May 25, 2013, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

        You are right, most stores have only scratch vendors but they do exist with both.  We have them in some local Publix.

         

        Can you pick your own numbers (doesn't look like it)?
        Does the machine accept a payslip?

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          Posted: May 25, 2013, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

          I know they were in the news last year, but I've never seen a self service lottery machine (I live in Florida)  There are vending machines for scratch-off tickets in most Publix supermarkets in the state, but usually people are lined up at the customer service counter to buy tickets for online games like Powerball, Lotto, Fantasy5, etc.

          I was hoping the winning ticket was purchased from a small grocery store or other family owned business.  Publix has an annual revenue of around $27 billion, but $85,000 would be a nice bonus for a struggling small business owner.

          In any case, congrats to the winner.  I don't think I'd want to win all that money and be on the national news.   $2 million would be just fine!  Wink

          Publix does have self service machines that you can buy QP powerball or play your play slips at

          They are at only some publixes, the smaller ones have the older machines that only dispense scratch offs

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            Posted: May 25, 2013, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

            You can play your play slips by sliding them in a slot below where you insert your bills

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              Posted: May 25, 2013, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

              So we still do not know for fact if the Ticket(s) were Self or Quick pics, correct?

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                Posted: May 26, 2013, 2:04 am - IP Logged

                So we still do not know for fact if the Ticket(s) were Self or Quick pics, correct?

                No, according to Florida Lottery, it was a QP.

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                  Posted: June 20, 2013, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                  Who could be that extremely lucky guy? I wonder how did he come up with winning numbers. If I'm the winner first thing I will do is to buy a private plane so I can tour around the world!

                     
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