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Florida Powerball Winner Still Hasn't Come Forward

Someone in Florida won themselves a crapload of money when they guessed the right numbers for the record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot over the weekend. And that someone has yet to come forward to claim their prize.

Apparently the winning ticket was purchased at a Publix in Zephyrhills, which up to this point YOU thought was just the name of a bottled water brand (it's where the water is bottled). The city's population is only about 13,000, which means everyone there knows the winner, probably. As soon as they decided to claim it.

Also, this person can pretty much buy the city of Zephyrhills.

Zephyrhills' city budget is estimated at $49 million, where the Powerball winnings are 12 times that amount.

According to lottery spokesman David Bishop, the lottery winner taking their time to cash in is not unusual. They apparently have to contact their attorneys and accountants before they step and claim their cash. In this case, the lump-sum cash is estimated around $376.9.

The winner has 60 days to claim the lump-sum cash option.

As the city awaits for the winner to come forward, rumors are swirling on who can be.

It isn't clear if the winner is a sole ticket, or if it was a shared one.

Also, in case any Zephyrhillians reading this right now aren't sure if they're the winner, or not, the winning numbers are 22, 10, 13, 14, 52, and the Powerball number is 11.

Saturday's jackpot was the largest in Powerball history, but it still was short of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in March 2012.

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