Florida Woman Claims $2 Million Powerball Ticket

PENSACOLA, Florida – The Florida Lottery announced that Michele Story, 61, of Orange Beach, claimed a $2 million prize from the POWERBALL drawing held on October 31, 2022, at the Lottery’s Pensacola District Office.

The winning POWERBALL with Power Play Quick-Pick ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Power Ball number.

The Baldwin County woman purchased her $2 million-winning POWERBALL with Power Play Quick Pick ticket from Flora Bama Liquor, located at 17395 Perdido Key Drive in Pensacola.

The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

POWERBALL Odds and Payout

The odds of winning the POWERBALL jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.

All POWERBALL prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among winners in all POWERBALL states.

The jackpot will be paid in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next POWERBALL drawing.


Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Powerball tickets cost $2 per each.

Select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls. Then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

To multiply your non-jackpot prizes, select the Power Play box. Power Play costs $1 more per play.

With Power Play, players can win $2 million for matching the five white balls or multiply his/her other non-jackpot prizes two to five times when the advertised jackpot is over $150 million, and up to 10 times when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.

Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

Tickets can be purchased until 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the drawing.

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