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Boynton Publix sells winning Powerball ticket worth $168.5 million

BOYNTON BEACH — A Publix Super Market in Boynton Beach sold the nation’s lone winning ticket, worth $168.5 million, in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

The ticket bore the winning number combination of 2-6-18-36-37, with a Powerball number of 21 and a Power Play rating of 2.

The Publix store at Congress Avenue and Hypoluxo Road sold the ticket. It was a Quick Pick, meaning the lottery’s computers chose the number combination for the player.

The lottery did not immediately disclose the name of the person who bought the winning ticket.

A Publix Super Market in Boynton Beach sold the nation’s lone winning ticket, worth $168.5 million, in…

$168.5 million Powerball ticket sold at Publix in Boynton Beach

Sunny Isles Beach has $100,000 winner

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Publix stores were lucky for Powerball ticket buyers in Wednesday’s drawing.

Three Publix stores in Florida sold winning Powerball tickets, but the big winner? Boynton Beach, where the nation’s lone winning ticket was sold at the 4770 North Congress Avenue supermarket for a win of (wait for it) $168.5 million.

The winning numbers, from a Quick Pick ticket, were 2-6-18-36-37, and the Powerball was 21.

That Publix store gets $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

So far, the Florida Lottery has not identified the multi-millionaire. The Palm Beach Post reported that Wednesday’s Powerball winner can choose to be paid over a 20-year period or receive a lump sum of $140,145,006 before taxes, according to lottery spokeswoman Lizeth George. They must claim their money within 360 days.

In Sunny Isles Beach, someone bought a Powerball ticket that won them $100,000 at Publix at 18320 Collins Avenue.

Two $50,000 Powerball tickets from the same drawing were sold at a Publix in Poinciana, Fla., and another in Gainesville.

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