Florida Mega Millions winners claim $207M prize
- Associated Press
- April 29, 2014 - 6:55 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A central Florida man and woman who have come forward to claim their half of a Mega Millions jackpot of $414 million say the money will allow them to do all sorts of things including investing, traveling and going to as many Notre Dame football games as they can.
Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier, both 35, have claimed their $207 million prize, the Florida Lottery announced Tuesday. A one-time, lump-sum payment of nearly $115.5 million was made to the Cobie and Seamus Trust, dated April 21, 2014. Moyer and Collier are members of the trust. The jackpot was the third largest in the game's history.
The winning Quick Pick ticket for the March 18 drawing was purchased at a Publix grocery store on Merritt Island, Lottery officials said. The retailer received a $100,000 bonus commission.
Collier said in a lottery news release that she and Moyer didn't know they had won until the morning after the drawing when the numbers were on the news.
"I paused the TV and ran to get the ticket to double-check the numbers," Collier said. "And when I realized they all matched, I jumped off the couch in excitement and told Raymond we had won."
Moyer said he didn't believe Collier until he saw the store where they purchased the ticket on the news.
"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," Moyer said.
A second winning ticket was purchased in Maryland. That prize has not been claimed.
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