Friday, April 25, 2014

Midweek Florida Lottery Rollover Accompanies US Powerball Win

Wednesday Night's Florida Lotto draw had a jackpot of $36 million, but if players had their fingers crossed it was futile gesture. The draw ended in a rollover, the jackpot increased, and players will be crossing their fingers a little harder next time around. The next draw is on Saturday night and the new estimated jackpot is $38 million.

Although the Lotto jackpot continued with its rollover habit someone in Florida prevented the US Powerball from rolling over again when they matched all five main numbers and the Powerball  and won Wednesday's $148.8 million jackpot.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn on Wednesday, April 23, were 19, 25, 29, 36, and 48. The Powerball was 12.

The Florida Lottery says the winning Quick Pick ticket was bought from E's Country store North on Immokalee Road in Naples. The winner has not yet come forward to claim their prize.

This is the eighth time the Powerball jackpot has been won by ticket-holder in Florida since 2009 when the state first joined the game.

Last month a Mega Millions player in Florida matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball in the March 18 Mega Millions draw and won a 50% share of the $414 million jackpot, but the lottery is still waiting for the winner to come forward and claim their prize.

The Florida Lottery sold its first ticket in 1988. Since that time the lottery has paid out over $37 billion in prizes and created over 1,300 millionaires.