A Florida man won $1 million on a Powerball ticket purchased in Burlington while visiting for a family wedding.
Lottery officials say Francis Rudeen of Englewood, Florida won the $1 million prize following Saturday’s drawing.
Rudeen, who was visiting the area for a wedding, bought coffee and gas at a Burlington Mobil on Bedford Street the day after the wedding and received $2.03 in change. He says he took the change and immediately invested in a $2 ticket. He claimed the prize on Monday.
Lottery officials say the ticket is the third $1 million winner sold in the state this year.
Nobody won the grand prize in the drawing, so the estimated jackpot for this Saturday’s drawing is $228 million.
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