Florida’s Huge Lottery Winner Still Hasn’t Come Forward

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An advertising board shows the record jackpot of the Powerball US lottery with a record jackpot of 600 million US Dollars in a shop in downtown Washington, DC on May 17, 2013.  In a statement, the Iowa state lottery agency said the Pawerball jackpot -- played in 43 states -- now is "the largest in the 21-year history of the game" as well as the second-largest in world lottery history.
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Around two weeks ago, the ticket for the second-largest Powerball jackpot ever was purchased by one person at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills. The winner still has yet to reveal themselves, leaving everyone to wonder what will happen to the $590 million prize. The Associated Press says that if the Powerball jackpot isn't claimed within 180 days from the draw date, "the funds to pay the unclaimed jackpot will be returned to the lottery members in their proportion of sales for the jackpot rollover series." The real tragedy here is that the Florida community known for its spring water, skydiving, and senior mobile home parks won’t get to celebrate their hometown hero before promptly hitting them up for rent money.