The Florida Lottery held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to announce the winners of the historic $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot from the Jan. 13 drawing.
The prize of $528.7 million was claimed by The Nickel 95 Trust and was claimed by trustees David Kaltschmidt, 55, and Maureen Smith, 70.
The trust chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $327 million.
"The Florida Lottery is all about creating winning moments and giving people the chance to fulfill their dreams," Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie said. "We congratulate Florida’s newest jackpot winner, and recognize how this Powerball jackpot will not only change their life, but allowed the Lottery to generate more money for education from a single jackpot than ever before, with more than $114 million raised for Florida students and schools."
Kaltschmidt and Smith said they had played the same numbers for years and did not watch the drawing live. They said they realized they had the winning numbers the next morning.
The winners said the ticket was purchased at the Melbourne Publix off State Road A1A.
The winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34, and the Powerball was 10.
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