Lottery Announces Wrong Powerball Numbers
Someone hit the $50 million jackpot. Only problem is the Florida Lottery announced the wrong winning numbers Thursday.
There was only one problem when the Florida Lottery announced Thursday morning that a winning $50 million Powerball ticket was bought in St. petersburg.
The Lottery gave out the wrong winning combination. A few hours later it issued a correction.
Here is the correct $50 million winning combination: 54-43-13-11-23, and the Powerball was 4.
Instead of "13," the original announcement stated incorrectly that third number in the winning combination was "14."
"It was a human error when the numbers were typed in the press release," said Shelly Gerteisen, Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Lottery. "The Florida Lottery website and powerball.com website, as well as the draw results email that went out this morning all had the correct numbers in them."
Let's hope that no one tossed away the winning ticket and the chance to be a multi-millionaire.
The winning ticket was purchased as a Quick Pick at Sweetbay, located at 2139 34th St. North, in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive $25,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.