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Alabama woman claims $80 million Powerball jackpot

Apr 23, 2015, 8:16 am

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An Alabama woman has claimed her prize from the winning Powerball ticket sold in North Escambia, Florida, on April 11.

Alice Dawson, 60, of Frisco City, AL, chose to receive the $80 million annuity jackpot as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $53,440,213.76.

"This is a blessing in our lives and proves that anything is possible with faith in God," said Dawson. "We plan on using our winnings to help our friends, family and our church."

The winning  $80 million Powerball Quick Pick ticket was the only winner in the nationwide drawing, and was sold at the locally-owned State Line Gift Shop on Highway 97, next to the Piggly Wiggly. The winning numbers were  1, 12, 32, 42, and 58, with Powerball number 12.

The State Line Gift Shop will receive a bonus of $40,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Powerball tickets are $2 each. This was Florida's ninth Powerball jackpot winner since the state joined the game in 2009.

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Congrats and enjoy your windfall.

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      Let Lady Luck Smile Upon You!

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        Nice win .......... Cheers

        It seems that the odds are trending with relatively smaller jackpots .............. What?

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          Congrats to Alice Dawson on her big win!  Big Smile

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            Congratulations Alice!  Enjoy your winnings!

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              WTG, I guess I'll keep going to Delaware for PB and MM, not just anonymous but maybe get some out of state luck.

               

              A quick check on Google maps shows 2 lotto stores a stone's throw from the border, wonder if she also bought

              tix at Yes Lotto,  just across the road and slightly closer to the border !

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                Good Win..Party

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                  WTG, I guess I'll keep going to Delaware for PB and MM, not just anonymous but maybe get some out of state luck.

                   

                  A quick check on Google maps shows 2 lotto stores a stone's throw from the border, wonder if she also bought

                  tix at Yes Lotto,  just across the road and slightly closer to the border !

                  Winning tic bought at State Line Gift Shop on Hwy 97 in Escambia.

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                  A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                    She got a win before the horrible changes set in. Good for her. Now if I can just do the same Disapprove

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      She got a win before the horrible changes set in. Good for her. Now if I can just do the same Disapprove

                      What horrible changes .......... Confused

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                        What horrible changes .......... Confused

                        Among other things they are probably going to change the matrix to make it harder to win a jackpot. It was supposed to happen this month but MUSL got cold feet because of the Monopoly disaster. So the target date is now around July.

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                          When Alabama residents witness firsthand how the lottery win transforms this woman's lifestyle will the begin clamouring for the games to come closer to home? The timing of this win is spectacular given that there is a renewed push for the state to implement lottery gaming. Will the church turn down her donations calling it ill-gotten gain? #IDoubtItSeriously

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                            Congrats and enjoy your windfall.

                            Congratulations, Alice Dawson, on your big gambling win! Party 

                            Before you receive the monies, you will pay the Federal Income Taxes plus the 5% [State] Income Taxes due difference between Florida and Alabama.  I believe each state would receive half of that 5%.  Any comments/conformations from the www.LotteryPost.com member Tax Accountants?

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