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Venice man wins $2 million in Powerball drawing; Saturday's drawing estimated at $78 million

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 15:40:48-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Lottery announced that Raymond Wynne, 63, of Venice, won a $2-million prize from the POWERBALL®drawing held on December 12, 2020, using a secured drop box located at the Tampa District Office. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Powerball number.

Wynne purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 535 Tamiami Trail South in Venice. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning POWERBALL ticket.

The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated $78-million jackpot. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live from Tallahassee.

Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery’s website. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.