Florida woman comes forward, claims $396.9M Powerball jackpot from January

Florida woman claims January $396.9M Powerball jackpot

A Florida woman stepped forward to claim a Powerball jackpot from January worth $369.9 million, Florida Lottery officials announced Tuesday in a news release.

She will know how to get the most out of her money, too. According to Sheryll Goedert’s profile on LinkedIn, she is an accountant with offices in Ocala and Dunnellon.

Goedert, 61, of Ocala, who Florida Lottery officials said is the managing member of Vacation Life LLC, claimed the winning ticket from the Jan. 29 drawing.

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Goedert chose to receive the winning amount in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $276,558,034.09, according to the Florida Lottery. That’s before taxes.

The winning ticket was a Quick Pick, purchased at a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket, the Florida Lottery said.

A woman from Ocala, Florida, claimed a $396.9 million lottery jackpot Tuesday.
A woman from Ocala, Florida, claimed a $396.9 million lottery jackpot Tuesday. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)