$286 Million Powerball Win Claimed in Florida

Monday June 28th 2021

A $286 million Powerball prize hit on Florida's First Coast in June has been claimed by the Love You More Trust, represented by Clay Tousey of Ponte Vedra Beach. No doubt fun in the sun is on the cards for the lucky winner.

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Tousey, 69, acts as trustee and claimed the jackpot on behalf of Love You More. The identity of the winner is unknown. The trust opted for a cash option lum sum payout of $196,706,252.

The single winning ticket was sold at the Circle K gas station at 721 S. Chaffee Road in Jacksonville, and the retailer will be paid a $100,000 bonus commission.

The lucky Quick Pick play matched all six winning Powerball numbers in the Saturday, June 5, 2021 drawing: white balls 44, 52, 54, 64 and 69 and the red Powerball 26.

Technically, Florida law doesn't allow lottery winners to stay anonymous, and the FL Lottery must provide the winner's name and city of residence if asked.

Forming a trust is a popular way for winners to protect their privacy and is allowed in the state. The winning ticket is transferred to the trust and a trustee or attorney comes forward to claim the prize on the trust's behalf. This option allows the winner to shield their identity and privacy.

More Florida Lottery Winners

The awesome jackpot is the 16th Powerball top prize scored in the Sunshine State, and also the game's second jackpot in a row hit in Florida.

Land O' Lakes man Thomas Yi, 23, is officially the state's youngest Powerball jackpot winner. He scored $235.4 million on March 27 and took the cash option, collecting a $160,038,447 payout.

Jacksonville also seems to be having a winning streak, with six locals taking home big payouts on "200X The Cash" scratch-off tickets, claiming prizes of $5 million or $1 million in the last year.

The record for the state's biggest Powerball win by a single ticket is a smokin' hot $590.5 million won by Zephyrhills resident Gloria Mackenzie in 2013.

The largest Florida Powerball prize collected by multiple tickets was $1.5 billion in 2016; David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith of Melbourne Beach were the lucky winners of one-third of the incredible jackpot.

Florida started selling Powerball tickets in 2009, and residents quickly grew to love the game, making the state one of its highest-selling jurisdictions. To date, ticket sales have funded over $2.2 billion to benefit education in the state. The Florida Lottery has sold more than 103 million winning tickets and players have claimed over $3.3 billion in prizes.

Current Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots

The Powerball jackpot is on its sixth rollover and currently stands at $88 million. The next chance to take the awesome prize home is Wednesday, June 30.

Beginning August 23, fans have an extra chance to win every week when a Monday draw is introduced in addition to the current Wednesday and Saturday schedule.

Tuesday, June 29 brings another opportunity to become a multimillionaire, with the Mega Millions draw offering $61 million.

Tickets for both draws are available online now.

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