Melbourne Beach Powerball winner still a mystery

Posted at 9:28 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 21:30:52-05

Melbourne Beach was buzzing with rumors about who won the one third of 1.6 billion dollar Powerball Jackpot.

By the end of the day Friday, Florida Lottery Officials said the winner still hadn't come forward.

A spokeswoman with the lottery said that wasn't a surprise because often times with a jackpot this large people want to first consult with an attorney and a financial advisor.

Melbourne Beach financial advisor Daniel Blaha agreed.

"I think the first thing is just slow down and take a deep breath and surround yourself with the right people," Blaha said.

Blaha says winning 528 million dollars is going to take a team to sort out.

"You need a good financial professional you can trust. An attorney. And a CPA you can trust. From there, then you've got the ground work laid to make some decisions," Blaha said.

The lottery spokeswoman said the winner has 180 days to claim their prize.

The winner of the Tennessee Powerball came forward, but there is still no one claiming the prize in California.