Howell, 65, claimed her winnings February 12, 2013. She chose the one-time lump sum payment option for her winnings, which was $1,133,777.54, according to a press release.
Howell purchased the ticket at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg, Florida. The owner of Derby Lane received $1,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.
The ticket was the 16th jack-pot winning Mega Money ticket sold in Pinellas County Florida since 2004.