A Sanibel man is $2 million richer after winning on a POWERBALL ticket.
Glen Farris, 59, of Sanibel, claimed a $2 million prize from the POWERBALL® drawing held on March 23. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Powerball.
Farris purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 20351 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers, the Florida Lottery press release states. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning POWERBALL ticket.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held tonight, March 27, at 10:59 p.m. with an estimated $750 million jackpot, the third largest in history. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated more than $1.9 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 89.5 million winning tickets totaling more than $2.4 billion in prizes, including 12 jackpot winners, the press release states. Florida was also one of the three states nationally to have a winner share in the world record-setting $1.586 billion POWERBALL jackpot in January 2016.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education, per the press release. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires.