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Winner of $590M Powerball Jackpot Remains a Mystery

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (KTLA) — This small town with a funny name in the Florida panhandle was buzzing with anticipation on Monday over who could be the ‘one.’

The only ticket with all six winning numbers in the record $590.5 million Powerball lottery was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, according to David Bishop, deputy secretary of the Florida lottery.

Whoever bought that golden ticket still hadn’t come forward by Monday afternoon, according to the state’s lottery website.

Under Florida law, the names of lottery winners are public information.

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The multistate Powerball jackpot has risen to nearly $600 million with a cash value of $376.9 million.

The winning numbers for the drawing were 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and a Powerball number of 11.

Two tickets sold in California with five of the six winning numbers were worth $2.3 million, California Lottery spokesperson Donna Cordova said.

Those tickets were purchased at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Taft and San Jose.

As the jackpot soared, thousands of people lined up across Southern California in hopes of buying the winning ticket.

Tickets in the Golden State were selling at a rate of 1.5 million per hour on Saturday, lottery officials said.

The most popular location appeared to be the Primm Valley Lotto Store at the Nevada border, about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, according to lottery officials.

The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 175 million.  The chance of dying from a lightning strike is 1 in 3 million.

The jackpot was the largest in Powerball history, surpassing a $587.6 million jackpot split by winners in Arizona and Missouri in November.

The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in March of last year that was split among three tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

Powerball is played in 43 states, plus the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

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