July 10th POWERBALL winner comes forward

Posted by Sheli Muniz -email

TALLAHASSEE(WFLX)--- The $73.8 million POWERBALL jackpot from July 10th has been claimed.

The Florida Lottery says Elizabeth Choras-Hanna, 35, of Hollywood will receive a one-time, lump-sum payment for the winnings in the amount of $38,929,055.11.

The POWERBALL ticket was purchased at Publix on Southern Blvd in Royal Palm Beach.

Elizabeth, who is an out-of-work medical assistant, was accompanied to Lottery headquarters by her twin sister Alexandra, a firefighter and paramedic, and Alexandra's husband, a retired firefighter. The three plan to share the money.

When asked why they waited three weeks before coming forward to claim their prize, Alexandra simply responded that they wanted to get their affairs in order first.