23-year-old claims $235M jackpot, becomes youngest Powerball winner in Florida history

News

Lottery balls are seen in a box at Kavanagh Liquors on January 13, 2016 in San Lorenzo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJW) — A 23-year-old man has become the youngest person to win the Powerball in Florida.

According to the Florida Lottery, Thomas Yi won a $235.4 million jackpot in a Powerball drawing held last month.

“Even after matching all six numbers, I was in disbelief and took my ticket to a retailer to have it checked,” Yi said in a press release. “The clerk at the counter instantly became excited and kept repeating that I had won the $235 million Powerball jackpot. I knew then that this would be life-changing.”

Yi chose to accept his winnings as a lump-sum of $160,038,447.27, the Florida Lottery reports.

The agency says Yi plans to pursue higher education in either a business or medical field. He is youngest player in Florida Lottery history to claim a Powerball jackpot prize.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

FOX 8 Cleveland Weather // Quick Links:

Hot on FOX 8

More Viral