Single winner claims $591 million Powerball prize

Posted at 11:05 AM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 13:05:30-04

(CNN) — A single winner has come forward to claim the nearly $591 million Powerball lottery prize from the May 18 drawing, Florida Lottery officials said Wednesday.

The winner will be announced at 2 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, lottery manager Mike Percell told CNN. But she won’t be attending the news conference, he said.

The winning ticket was sold at a grocery store in Zephyrhills, Florida, north of Tampa. The May 18 drawing was the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

CNN’s Joe Sutton and John Couwels contributed to this report.

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