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Florida man finds winning $1 million Powerball ticket while cleaning his house

Jul 15, 2021, 8:07 am

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When was the last time you tidied up? Maybe now is a good time

By Kate Northrop

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One lucky Florida man is giving lottery players across the country a huge reason to clean up their home when he found a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million for a drawing that occurred months ago.

Kenneth Morgan, 54, of Jacksonville got much more than a clean house when he discovered a rogue Powerball ticket worth $1 million from a drawing that happened back in April.

"I was cleaning the house on the fourth of July when I found the Powerball ticket in a drawer," Morgan told the Florida Lottery. "I checked the numbers and discovered it was a $1 million winner — I'm still in shock!"

Morgan was just one number away from winning the whole jackpot on Apr. 17, 2021. He matched the white ball numbers 10, 21, 26, 41, and 49 but missed the red Powerball 25. Either way, he's glad he decided to pick up around the home.

Before the ticket snuck its way in Morgan's drawer where it sat for nearly three months, the winner purchased it from the Publix Liquor Store on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville as a Quick Pick. The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The odds of winning the $1 million second prize in Powerball are about 1 in 11.69 million, while the odds of winning the entire jackpot are about 1 in 292.2 million.

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CDanaT's avatar - Nolz june15.jpg
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It's always good to have clean drawers

Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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    It's always good to have clean drawers

    I Agree! LOL

    That's what my Mother always told me!

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      At least he found the ticket before it expired.

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        It's always good to have clean drawers

        I Agree! Glad he found his ticket, enjoy. Party

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          It's always good to have clean drawers

          You're SO funny.

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            Gallatin Tennesee
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            I sometimes get excited just by finding a $20 bill in the pocket of a jacket or winter coat. Congrats to the gentleman, that was a real treasure find. Spend it wisely. Guitar

              JAMORA's avatar - ladyclover
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              The seller only gets $1000? Dang...

              "Don't waste time, it's the stuff life's made of..."

              VTs are like looking for a sewing kit in a haystack as opposed to looking for the needle.

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                He is lucky twice!  I've found lottery tickets that had passed the one year old deadline - I do not check them - it would only be heartbreak!

                Seems so simple: three digits, 168 to one odds when boxed... all you have to do is pick the right ones!

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                  It's always good to have clean drawers

                  Agreed, My mom always told us kids to always wear clean underwear.

                  You could get hit by a car and die,but at least you were wearing clean undies.

                     Much better than the alternative, I would think No No

                                   

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                    "The seller only gets $1000? Dang..."

                    That's about 15,000 times as much as they got for the tickets they sold to most players, even though they did exactly the same amount of work.

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                      oh really I found a powerball tic last month while cleaning up + nothing zip was a loser so what makes him so great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sleep

                        CDanaT's avatar - Nolz june15.jpg
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                        Agreed, My mom always told us kids to always wear clean underwear.

                        You could get hit by a car and die,but at least you were wearing clean undies.

                           Much better than the alternative, I would think No No

                        Amen.... That and you can't go swimming for a half-an-hour after eating.

                        Integrity: There is just no substitute.