The Florida Lottery announces that Vicky Blinn, 44, of Sanford, claimed a $1 million POWERBALL® prize from the drawing held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, which were 10-28-39-47-58, and did not match the Powerball, which was 22.
Blinn is part of a lottery pool made up of teachers in Seminole County that have been buying Quick Pick POWERBALL tickets every Wednesday and Saturday for five years. Following Wednesday night's drawing, Blinn checked the numbers on the Lottery's website and then watched the video of the drawing over and over again to be sure the ticket was a winner.
"We were thrilled to hear that Florida's latest $1 million POWERBALL prize was being shared by a group of teachers," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell. "Educators and school administrators dedicate themselves every day to helping students reach their academic potential, and their hard work inspires the Florida Lottery to do all we can to support Florida's education system and raise additional funding to benefit students and teachers around the state."
When members of the lottery pool were asked how they planned to spend their winnings, the responses ranged from paying bills, taking family vacations and purchasing a new car, to applying it towards their children's college expenses and putting it away in savings.
The winning ticket was purchased from Publix, located at 4195 W. Lake Mary Boulevard in Lake Mary. The retailer received a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million POWERBALL ticket.
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