$73.8 million Powerball jackpot

August 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery Winners

A Hollywood woman ages 35 has come forward to claim a massive $73.8 million Powerball jackpot from the July 10th Powerball draw. The winner Elizabeth Choras-Hannae explained that she waited three weeks before coming forward as she wanted time to get her affairs in order before details of her win were made public. She purchased her ticket at a Publix store in Royal Palm Beach Florida earning the retailer a $40,000 bonus commission for selling the winning jackpot ticket.

The lucky winner explained how her win came about “We always go grocery shopping at Publix together, and before we leave, we buy one Florida Lotto and one Powerball Quick Pick ticket,” Choras-Hanna said. “Alexandra’s husband was out of town, so we decided to pick out a DVD from the movie rental box, and while we were waiting for the movie, I went to buy the tickets. The next day, I went to another Publix and had them check my tickets and discovered our ticket was the jackpot-winner.”

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Elizabeth Choras-Hannae who is an out of work medical assistant has opted for a one-time, lump-sum payment of $38,929,055.11 and plans to share her winnings with her twin sister Alexandra who is a fire-fighter and paramedic and Alexandra’s husband a retired firefighter; both of them accompanied her to claim the prize.

The Powerball Lottery is America’s biggest multi-state lottery and is played across 43 jurisdictions of the USA. Players taking part in the lottery select five numbers that range between 1 and 59 plus one Powerball ranging between 1 and 39. Each week there are two Powerball draws that take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Because the odds of winning the Powerball Lottery are so great we regularly see these massive Powerball rollover jackpots but do not worry as there are plenty of other prizes to be won too by matching fewer numbers.