(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.