Florida teen and first time Powerball player wins $2M

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(January 16, 2016) – Lottery officials say a 19-year-old central Florida man and first time lottery player used the numbers off someone else’s unpurchased Power ticket to win $2 million.

Frederick Walker said there was already a completed play slip at the Sav-A-Ton in Lake Mary where he purchased his ticket and decided to try his hand using those numbers.

He matched five numbers in Wednesday’s drawing to win $1 million, but added an extra feature which doubled his prize to $2 million.

This recent series of Powerball rollovers has generated historically high jackpots, causing a bit of lottery fever across the country.

A small-town Tennessee couple bought one of three magic tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. But no one has produced the other winning tickets sold in Florida and California.

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