North Port Man Wins $1 Million on Powerball Ticket Bought at Publix
The Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that Joseph O'Connor, of North Port, claimed a $1 million prize from the POWERBALL® drawing held on March 21, 2022, at the Lottery's Fort Myers District Office.
The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Powerball number.
O'Connor purchased his $1 million-winning POWERBALL Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 1291 South Sumter Boulevard in North Port.
The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning POWERBALL ticket.
POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high definition, from the Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Lottery's website and official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/floridalottery.
Winning numbers are available on the Lottery's website, free mobile app, at retailers statewide, and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated more than $2.3 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 108 million winning tickets totaling more than $3.4 billion in prizes, including 16 jackpot winners. Florida was also one of the three states nationally to have a winner share in the world record-setting $1.586 billion POWERBALL jackpot in January 2016.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $41 billion to enhance education and sending more than 917,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $80.5 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.