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(MELBOURNE, Fla.) — The Florida winners of the historic $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot that sparked a frenzy last month claimed their prize, the Florida Lottery said in a press release.

One of three winning tickets was purchased from a Publix supermarket in Melbourne. A press conference is set to take place at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee on Wednesday to present the winners.

The first winning ticket was claimed two days after the winning numbers were drawn on Jan. 13. It belonged to a couple who bought it from Naifeh’s Food Mart in small-town Munford, Tennessee. They decided to take the $328 million lump cash payout.

The other winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California.

The Powerball lottery ballooned to the historic jackpot after more than 10 weeks without a winner.

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