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Florida CPA revealed as winner of $396.9 million Powerball drawing

Mar 11, 2020, 7:51 am

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A partner in an Ocala, Florida, CPA firm will need all her wealth management resources after winning a nearly $400 million Powerball jackpot recently.

Sheryll Goedert, of Collier, Jernigan & Goedert. P.A. claimed the Jan. 29 Powerball drawing worth $396.9 million. Goedert, who claimed the prize as the managing member of Vacation Life LLC, chose to take the lump sum amount of more than $276.5 million, according to a Florida Lottery press release.

The cash value the she claimed was the 20th-largest lottery jackpot cash value ever claimed in the United States.

The winning numbers drawn Jan. 29 were 9, 12, 15, 31, and 60, with Powerball number 2. The lucky winner beat odds of 1 in more than 292 million to win the jackpot.

Goedert formed Vacation Life on Feb. 5, about a week after the drawing, according to Florida Division of Corporations records.

Goedert did not make herself available to the media on Tuesday.

The winning numbers were randomly selected by the lottery computer in what is known as a "Quick Pick" ticket. It was the only winning ticket sold in the 45 states where the lottery plays. The ticket came from a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs, according to the release.

The date of the drawing coincides with a vacation Goedert took during the same time frame.

In addition to her CPA work, Goedert is a member of the Marion County Hospital District board of trustees. Goedert joined as a trustee last July. The post, appointed by the Marion County Commission, has a four-year term. Despite winning the jackpot, Goedert continued to attend the meetings without letting on to her windfall.

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Thanks to RJ Lee for the tip.

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Posted: March 11, 2020, 8:03 am - IP Logged

Smart.  Very smart.  She knows what she's doing and she'll be fine.  Good to see that somebody who won as much as she did will manage it responsibly and not quickly lose it all.  G5 

Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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    Posted: March 11, 2020, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations on her big win and a Quick Pick @ that!!

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      Posted: March 11, 2020, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

      Nice Win!

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        Congrats!

        Life, love, family Love

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          Posted: March 11, 2020, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

          Nice, definitely in GA the lottery is rigged

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            I believe she is my fourth cousin six times removed! Hiding Behind Computer

            Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

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              Posted: March 11, 2020, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

              It is no great mystery : You either win the lottery because you come from money, or you win because you don't. I mean if the Donald can become POTUS w/ having money,  anything is possible, wouldn't you say ..I Agree!

               * Voice of Reason *   

               

              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                I believe she is my fourth cousin six times removed! Hiding Behind Computer

                Yeah right LOL!!Jester

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                  Posted: March 12, 2020, 3:06 am - IP Logged

                  "She knows what she's doing and she'll be fine."

                  If she knows what she'd doing why didn't she hire a lawyer to claim the prize for her so could remain anonymous?

                  Or maybe she's just the one whose name is on the paperwork for the winner who is remaining anonymous. Her office is about 3 1/2 hours away from where the ticket was sold, so it's a pretty safe bet that she didn't nip out and buy the ticket on her lunch break. OTOH, I don't really see somebody looking for an accountant that far away, but she might be the public name for a friend or family member.

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                    Posted: March 12, 2020, 6:28 am - IP Logged

                    said she bought the ticket on vacation, not lunch break!

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                      Posted: March 12, 2020, 8:10 am - IP Logged

                      "She knows what she's doing and she'll be fine."

                      If she knows what she'd doing why didn't she hire a lawyer to claim the prize for her so could remain anonymous?

                      Or maybe she's just the one whose name is on the paperwork for the winner who is remaining anonymous. Her office is about 3 1/2 hours away from where the ticket was sold, so it's a pretty safe bet that she didn't nip out and buy the ticket on her lunch break. OTOH, I don't really see somebody looking for an accountant that far away, but she might be the public name for a friend or family member.

                      Either way, she'll still be fine........

                      Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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                        "She knows what she's doing and she'll be fine."

                        If she knows what she'd doing why didn't she hire a lawyer to claim the prize for her so could remain anonymous?

                        Or maybe she's just the one whose name is on the paperwork for the winner who is remaining anonymous. Her office is about 3 1/2 hours away from where the ticket was sold, so it's a pretty safe bet that she didn't nip out and buy the ticket on her lunch break. OTOH, I don't really see somebody looking for an accountant that far away, but she might be the public name for a friend or family member.

                        K I A

                         

                        You're the one whose out to LUNCH!

                         

                        READ the Story, Or maybe Find someone who Can READ It for YOU..

                         

                        Says: "The Ticket purchase COINCIDES with a VACATION she took during Same TIME FRAME"!

                         

                        And how do You know She will or Will Not be OK?? Oh Because You THINK you Know ALL!

                         

                        ky floyd who Lives IN NY???

                        Patriot

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                          K I A

                           

                          You're the one whose out to LUNCH!

                           

                          READ the Story, Or maybe Find someone who Can READ It for YOU..

                           

                          Says: "The Ticket purchase COINCIDES with a VACATION she took during Same TIME FRAME"!

                           

                          And how do You know She will or Will Not be OK?? Oh Because You THINK you Know ALL!

                           

                          ky floyd who Lives IN NY???

                          I Agree!

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                            K I A

                             

                            You're the one whose out to LUNCH!

                             

                            READ the Story, Or maybe Find someone who Can READ It for YOU..

                             

                            Says: "The Ticket purchase COINCIDES with a VACATION she took during Same TIME FRAME"!

                             

                            And how do You know She will or Will Not be OK?? Oh Because You THINK you Know ALL!

                             

                            ky floyd who Lives IN NY???

                            AI- What are you so mad about? Floyd was simply expressing an opinion. Are you a teacher- why you ask? because you come across as a frustrated one who reads kids homework & loses your patience. You pulled this same thing last year when others expressed their opinion on the Carolina winner, talking about " can you people  read & Sh………"

                            Relax, okay.

                             * Voice of Reason *   

                             

                            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.