The Florida Lottery has shared the details of a player that has won a huge prize of $2,000,000. The lottery officials have revealed that the player has won the prize playing the Mega Millions lottery game. They have revealed that the name of the winner is Kenneith Rose who is a 52-year-old man from Casselberry.
The lottery team has announced that the draw for the particular Mega Millions game that Rose played was held on January 19, 2021. After realizing and confirming the win, Rose successfully dropped his prize-winning ticket in the dropbox at the Orlando District Office.
The lottery team has revealed that from the draw, Rose’s ticket was able to match all 5 lucky numbers except for the Mega Ball. If the Mega Ball number would have been matched, then Rose would have won the jackpot prize.
The lottery team has confirmed that Rose had purchased his $2,000,000 prize-winning ticket from Publix. The particular Publix store is located at 3385 South U.S. Highway 1792 (Casselberry).
According to the lottery officials, the Publix store will also be receiving $5,000 in the form of a bonus commission for selling the 2 million dollars prize-winning ticket to Rose.
The lottery officials have revealed that it took Rose a while to realize that he had won a 2 million dollar prize playing the Mega Millions. His case is one of those people who purchase the ticket without having faith or any hope that they would win anything.
Although Rose was determined the winner of the huge prize back in January, still, Rose managed to realize it in April about his win. The player stated that he could hardly recall where he had put the ticket after purchasing it.
He was not even interested in playing the Mega Millions lottery game because he has never been very supportive or appreciative of lottery games.
However, he was given the ticket as a birthday present by his wife so he did not say no to it and kept it somewhere. The player stated that his wife had selected the Quick Pick option for the ticket, meaning that the computer automatically picked the numbers for the ticket.
Fortunately for him, the computer was giving away prize-winning ticket numbers that day and his ticket happened to be there at the right time. The player stated that he found the ticket after a couple of months from his couch.
Once he found it, he decided to check the numbers, and surprisingly, he had won the $2,000,000 prize from the draw. Rose stated that he will be taking his wife on a long trip as well as buy a new house for themselves.
The player stated that he is planning to take early retirement and spend the rest of his life enjoying the luxuries of life.