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Florida's Powerball jackpot winner has 60 days to claim money

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Posted at 11:27 AM, May 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-20 07:42:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Talk among one central Florida town is who is the winner of Saturday's $590.5 million Powerball jackpot.

Florida Lottery leaders confirm Saturday's single Powerball jackpot winning ticket was sole at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida, outside of Tampa.

For now, residents are left to only wonder who the winner may be.

Saturday's winning numbers are: 10-13-14-22-52, with a Powerball of 11.

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By Florida law the winner has 60 days to claim the jackpot prize, if they choose the lump sum payment, and can not remain anonymous.

Meagan Dougherty with Florida Lottery says by law the winner's name, age, and city of residence has to be released -- anything beyond that is up to the winner or winners.

While there are no Florida taxes taken from the jackpot winnings, after federal taxes Dougherty says the $59.9 million jackpot winner will walk away with $370.9 million if they choose the one lump sum payment.

Dougherty says Florida winners have now won more than $1 billion in Powerball prizes; that includes 100 Powerball millionaires, 20 of which were multi-millionaires.

LOTTERY FEVER

Many people were hoping to win Saturday's huge jackpot. In Florida alone, Dougherty says Saturday night between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. they sold more than $2.7 million in Powerball tickets. That's 45,409 tickets per minute during that one hour time span; 757 tickets per second.