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Florida couple wins share of $1.6B Powerball

Florida couple wins share of $1.6B Powerball

Lottery officials say that lucky victor hasn't come forward yet to claim the prize.

The ticket was one of three that matched all six winning numbers of the $1.586 billion Powerball draw.

The couple opted to take a $328m (£229m) lump sum payment before taxes.

Their winning ticket was purchased at a Melbourne Beach Publix, using numbers they've played for 30 years.

Hundreds gathered at the 7-Eleven in Chino Hills to celebrate the Powerball winning ticket. The California winners have yet to claim their winnings.

"Of course, we're going to take care of family", she said, though they chose not to reveal whether they have any children.

The record $1.5 billion jackpot in January has set an all-time record for education funds transferred of $42.1 million.

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"I lost over 10 pounds too, it's a lot of pacing at night", Kaltschmidt added. Smith said that she has played the same numbers for years.

"I've lost a lot of sleep", said Kaltschmidt.

Iowa Lottery saw record-breaking sales in January as people scrambled to buy tickets for the highest Powerball jackpot ever that month.

The couple has been married since 1980 and moved to the Melbourne Beach area in 1991 from Long Island, New York.

On Wednesday, the Florida Lottery will introduce the victor, or winners, to the world.

Kaltschmidt, an engineer, said that when he showed up late to work the next morning "they suspected I had won". We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can.

The couple said they spent $3 on the winning ticket and managed to keep their big win a secret for more than a month.

The other winning tickets were sold in Tennessee and California.


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