A 56-year-old Nassau County man likely has been celebrating the New Year in a big, big way.
The Florida Lottery announced Monday that John Clair of Hilliard claimed a $1 million prize from the Jan. 1 Powerball drawing. His ticket matched the numbers 6 - 12 - 39 - 48 - 50 but not the Powerball that landed on 7.
Clair bought the $2 ticket from the Jack Rabbit Food Mart at 15807 County Road 108 in Hilliard.
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No one was an exact match for the jackpot that had soared to $500,000 million.
That grew to $630 million when two people — one from Sacramento, Calif., and the other from Green Bay, Wis. — eventually split the jackpot in the Jan. 5 drawing. It was the seventh-largest in the game's history.
Wednesday night's jackpot is up to $91 million.
This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Florida Lottery: Hilliard man wins $1 million in Powerball drawing