A look at Florida’s past lottery jackpot winners
A small group of very lucky people have taken home Powerball or Mega Millions jackpots in Florida in the past few years. Aside from suddenly becoming wealthy, they have one thing in common: They all took lump sums.
The Florida Lottery lists the winners of its various competitions online and shows who won where, when and how much. Below is the exclusive club that 20-year-old Shane Missler, recently from Port Richey, joined when he hit a Mega Millions jackpot of $ 451 million. He took a lump sum payment of $ 281.9 million, which after federal taxes is $ 211.4 million.
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DATE | WINNER | LOCATION | JACKPOT | PAYOUT | NUMBER OF WINNER TICKETS
03/02/2016 | James F. Stocklas of Bethlehem, Penn. | Tom Thumb # 230 5515 Overseas Hwy., Marathon | $ 292 million | $ 191,470,307.58 | One
01/13/2016 | The Melbourne Beach Nickel 95 Trust | Publix # 0499 3830 Highway. A1A, Melbourne Bch. | $ 1.5 billion | $ 327,835,077.79 | Three
06/21/2015 | Orencia J. Barzey from Ft. Lauderdale | Best Value Grocery Store 1040 NW 47th Ave., Plantation | $ 80 million | $ 49,566,294.92 | One
04/11/2015 | Alice P. Dawson of Frisco City, Ala. | State Line Gift Shop 11208 US Hwy. 97, McDavid | $ 80 million | $ 53,440,213.76 | One
04/23/2014 | Flamass Family Lottery Joint Venture from Naples | E’s Country Store North 14344 Immokalee Rd., Naples | $ 148.8 million | $ 86,932,220.04 | One
05/25/2013 | EXPIRED | Carrollwood Market 4550 W. Village Dr., Tampa | $ 50 million | Three
05/18/2013 | Gloria C. MacKenzie from Zephyrhills | Publix # 1245 7838 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills | $ 590.5 million | $ 370,896,780.84 | One
12/26/2012 | Christopher McGurran from St. Petersburg | Sweetbay # 1723 2139 34th Street North, St. Petersburg | $ 50 million | $ 32,446,463.34 | One
02/26/2011 | Carvajal Family Group from Kissimmee | Publix 2340 Fortune Rd., Kissimmee | $ 182 million | $ 91,187,716.61 | One
10/06/2010 | The Bradenton Ziegler Family Revocable Trust | Hess Express # 09502 11002 SR 64, Bradenton | $ 61.5 million | $ 34,553,793.03 | One
07/10/2010 | Elizabeth Choras-Hanna of Hollywood | Publix # 620 11977 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach | $ 73.8 million | $ 38,929,055.11 | One
03/10/2009 | W. Steemers Trust of Orlando | Sandlake Chevron Food Mart 7331 W. Sandlake Rd., Orlando | $ 189 million | $ 101,160,403.68 | One
03/18/2014 | Cobie and Seamus Trust of Merritt Island | Sunoco # 7715 600 S. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island | $ 414 million | $ 115,448,968.00 | Two