News

Actions

Florida Teen Wins Lotto With Ticket Numbers Left by Stranger

Money
Posted at 3:55 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 11:11:19-05

SANFORD, FL (WTXL) - Lottery officials say a Florida teen won $2 million in Wednesday's Powerball drawing after playing numbers he found sitting on the store counter.

Nineteen-year-old, Frederick Walker of Sanford, Florida, purchased the winning ticket.

Florida Lottery officials say this was the teenager's first time buying a ticket.

"When I heard about the billion dollar Powerball jackpot, I decided to try my luck and buy a ticket," said Walker. "I got to the store, and there was already a completed play slip at the playstation."