Stefanie Graef holds what she hopes is the winning Powerball ticket she bought at Circle News Stand in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

With the Powerball jackpot now crossing $800 million dollars we’re getting into some serious money. As you go to get your Powerball tickets, note that Saturday night’s drawing will be for the second largest Powerball drawing ever. The largest was $1.586 Billion. That happened on  January 13th , 2016. The Powerball jackpot was split between three winning tickets. California, Tennessee, and one right here in Florida.  That lucky ticket was bought at a Publix on Melbourne Beach. So a big jackpot in Florida would not be a new thing. If we can make this happen it’d be the second one this month.

A $494 million Mega Millions winning ticket was a Quick Pick ticket, purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 2980 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. They’ll share the jackpot with someone in California. So, someone bought that ticket shortly after Hurricane Ian wrecked the town. What an amazing twist of fortune. The winner hasn’t come forward yet. Congratulations to them.

Powerball is where the attention is now. And the odds of winning here in Florida. Indiana has had the most Powerball jackpot winners with 39. That represents 9.8% of all the winners. So nearly one in 10 Powerball winners are in Indiana. 16 Powerball jackpot winners have been in Florida. That’s 4% of the total winners. Let’s break down the Florida winning Powerball jackpots, when, and where the ticket was sold. Then it’s on you to get what you hope are winning Powerball Tickets.


  • June 05, 2021 $286 Million

    Circle K
    721 Chaffee Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32221

  • March 27, 2021 $235.4 Million

    16560 N Nebraska Ave, Lutz, FL 33549
  • August 12, 2020 $168.5 Million

    4770 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

  • January 29, 2020 $396.9 Million

    12931 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

    A big jackpot ticket sold just a few miles from my house. The lady that won was from Ocala and I remember a lot lot of online scammers tried to convince people they were her to swindle people. Not sure what happened to her. Hope she’s well.

  • March 02, 2016 $291.4 Million

    Tom Thumb
    5515 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050

  • January 13, 2016 $1.58 Billion

    Publix Super Market
    3830 S Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

  • June 20, 2015 $80 Million

    Best Value Food Store
    1040 NW 47th Ave, Plantation, FL 33313
  • April 11, 2015 $80 Million

    State Line Gift Shop
    11208 FL-97, McDavid, FL 32568

  • April 23, 2014 $150 Million

    E’s Country Store North
    14344 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34120

    If you want to see the rest of the list, that’s here. I want to stop at this one because I remember it so well. I had a friend who worked at that store and I remember her telling me what the man said when he realized he had the winning ticket. Something like “it took 35 years”. I think the people who won still live in Naples. I miss E’s Country Store. They had a lot of winners there.

  • So, Can Southwest Florida Do It Again?

    Why not?

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