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23-year-old becomes youngest Florida Lotto winner

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A 23-year-old Florida man has made lotto history by winning $235 million in the POWERBALL lottery Jackpot.

Thomas Yi of Land O’ Lakes won the jackpot on March 27, 2020 after purchasing the ticket from the Publix at 16560 North Nebraska Avenue.

According to the Florida Lottery Headquarters, Thomas Yi is the youngest person in Florida lottery history to win the POWERBALL jackpot prize.

He chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $160,038,447.27.

Yi said he’s still surprised he won the jackpot:

“Even after matching all six numbers, I was in disbelief and took my ticket to a retailer to have it checked,” Yi calmly told the Florida Lottery. “The clerk at the counter instantly became excited and kept repeating that I had won the $235 million POWERBALL jackpot. I knew then that this would be life changing.”

Yi plans to use some of the money to help him pursue his higher education goals.