Powerball puts Zephyrhills in national spotlight - FOX 13 News

Powerball puts Zephyrhills in national spotlight

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ZEPHYRHILLS (FOX 13) -

It's the little town with the long name that's known for producing refreshment.

"We've always been the City of Pure Water," said Zephyrhills Mayor Danny Burgess.

Now, after Saturday night's big Powerball drawing, Zephyrhills has produced Florida's next multi-millionaire.

Florida lottery officials confirm that the winning $590 million dollar ticket was sold at the Publix on 301 in Zephyrhills.

While the winner has yet to come forward, excitement is sky high in the small Pasco County town.

"I think it's great," said Sylvia Campbell of Zephyrhills.

"It's so exciting this is a once in a lifetime chance," said Danielle Vasquez of Dade City.

A large contingent of local and national media descended on the Publix Sunday and most say they're enjoying the spotlight.

"We drove by earlier I, couldn't believe all the antennas," said Campbell.

"For the media to be able to be here and to showcase our town for such a positive, exciting story I couldn't be more thrilled," said Burgess.

Campbell just had to take a picture of all the satellite trucks as her hometown sat in the limelight.

"We had a friend call us this morning at 8 o'clock from North Carolina and said hey are you the winners?" said Campbell.

Since Florida law states the winner must be identified the world will soon find out who holds that lucky ticket.

Until then, the people who live here say they're going to cherish their moment in the sun.

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