Merritt Island Mega Millions jackpot winners claim prize
Updated On: Apr 30 2014 05:43:54 PM EDT
The Florida Lottery identified on Tuesday the Merritt Island winners of the $207 million Mega Millions jackpot from the March drawing.
Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier, both 35, claimed the prize as the first Florida Mega Millions jackpot winners, lottery officials said.
Moyer and Collier won the March 18 drawing with a winning Quick Pick ticket from Sunoco on South Courtenay Parkway.
“We didn’t know we had won until the next morning when the numbers were on the news,” Collier said in a release."I paused the TV and ran to get the ticket to double check the numbers and when I realized they all matched I jumped off the couch in excitement and told Raymond we had won.”
Moyer and Collier split the $414 million jackpot with another winner in Maryland, who has not yet claimed the prize. They chose receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum $115,448,968 payment, lottery officials said.
“I didn’t believe her until I saw the store where we purchased the ticket on the news,” Moyer said. “It was definitely a shock, but it is an incredible blessing that will allow us to do many things we would not have had the opportunity to do before.”
The couple said they plan on investing, traveling and going to as many Notre Dame football games as they can, according to the release.
Publix received a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket.