Kenneth Morgan had an explosive 4th of July after finding a $1 million winning POWERBALL ticket while cleaning his house! Congratulations Kenneth! https://t.co/3CW9L6aZzX pic.twitter.com/QnGvTGTARe— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) July 7, 2021
July 7 (UPI) -- A Florida man who decided to spend the holiday weekend cleaning his home found a months-old Powerball ticket that turned out to be a $1 million winner.
Kenneth Morgan, 54, of Jacksonville, told Florida Lottery officials he bought his ticket for the April 17 Powerball drawing at the Publix Liquor Store in Jacksonville, but the ticket ended up being forgotten in a drawer.
"I was cleaning the house on the Fourth of July when I found the Powerball ticket in a drawer," Morgan said. "I checked the numbers and discovered it was a $1 million winner -- I'm still in shock!"
Morgan's ticket matched all five white balls in the drawing, missing only the Powerball number.
The Publix Liquor Store was awarded a $1,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.