Florida city anxious to learn Powerball jackpot winner

Published On: May 20 2013 06:18:28 AM EDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 07:20:00 AM EDT

It will be an anxious wait for a small Florida city to find out who won the biggest Powerball jackpot in history.

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The winning ticket worth $590.5 million was bought sometime late last week at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa.

Whoever has the ticket hadn't come forward as of Sunday afternoon.

It could be a while: The winner has 60 days to claim the lump sum amount from the lottery's Tallahassee office.

Lottery officials say the winner will probably take the time to craft a plan with attorneys or accountants before coming forward.

The news had the town of about 13,000 people buzzing over who might know the winner.

The next Powerball jackpot is worth an estimated $40 million.  The drawing, which can be seen only on Local 6 in Central Florida, will be held on Wednesday.

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