A small group of very lucky people have taken home Powerball or Mega Millions jackpots in Florida in recent years. Aside from sudden wealth, they share one thing in common: They all took lump sum payments.
The Florida Lottery lists winners of its various contests online, showing who won, where, when and how much. Below, see the exclusive club that 20-year-old Shane Missler, recently of Port Richey, joined Friday when he claimed a $451 million Mega Millions jackpot. He took a lump sum payment of $281.9 million, which comes out to $211.4 million after federal taxes are withheld.
DATE | WINNER | LOCATION | JACKPOT | PAYOUT | NUMBER OF WINNING TICKETS
3/2/2016 | James F. Stocklas of Bethlehem, Penn. | Tom Thumb #230 5515 Overseas Hwy., Marathon | $292 million | $191,470,307.58 | One
1/13/2016 | The Nickel 95 Trust of Melbourne Beach | Publix #0499 3830 Hwy. A1A, Melbourne Bch. | $1.5 billion | $327,835,077.79 | Three
6/21/2015 | Orencia J. Barzey of Ft. Lauderdale | Best Value Food Store 1040 N.W. 47th Ave., Plantation | $80 million | $49,566,294.92 | One
4/11/2015 | Alice P. Dawson of Frisco City, Ala. | State Line Gift Shop 11208 US Hwy. 97, McDavid | $80 million | $53,440,213.76 | One
4/23/2014 | Flamass Family Lottery Joint Venture of Naples | Eís Country Store North 14344 Immokalee Rd., Naples | $148.8 million | $86,932,220.04 | One
5/25/2013 | EXPIRED | Carrollwood Market 4550 W. Village Dr., Tampa | $50 million | Three
5/18/2013 | Gloria C. MacKenzie of Zephyrhills | Publix #1245 7838 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills | $590.5 million | $370,896,780.84 | One
12/26/2012 | Christopher McGurran of St. Petersburg | Sweetbay #1723 2139 34th Street North, St. Petersburg | $50 million | $32,446,463.34 | One
2/26/2011 | Carvajal Family Group of Kissimmee | Publix 2340 Fortune Rd., Kissimmee | $182 million | $91,187,716.61 | One
10/6/2010 | The Ziegler Family Revocable Trust of Bradenton | Hess Express #09502 11002 SR 64, Bradenton | $61.5 million | $34,553,793,03 | One
7/10/2010 | Elizabeth Choras-Hanna of Hollywood | Publix #620 11977 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach | $73.8 million | $38,929,055.11 | One
10/3/2009 | W. Steemers Trust of Orlando | Sandlake Chevron Food Mart 7331 W. Sandlake Rd., Orlando | $189 million | $101,160,403.68 | One
3/18/2014 | Cobie and Seamus Trust of Merritt Island | Sunoco #7715 600 S. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island | $414 million | $115,448,968.00 | Two