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Powerball winner? Sorry, try again

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It's becoming a regular occurrence nowadays with every Powerball drawing.

When a winning ticket hits the jackpot, social media comes through with someone claiming to be the lucky winner – only that they're not.

This time is no different, and it appears a usual suspect is up to it again.

A man is claiming he is the winner of the near $600 million prize ticket that lottery officials say was purchased at a Publix store in Zephyrhills.

A Facebook post by someone named Sokhavy Hilton was going viral Monday. It had nearly 5,000 shares. The man claims he went to the Publix and purchased the winning ticket.

In the post, he says he will give $10 million to one person who shares his post and links to his Twitter account. The post is accompanied by a picture of him holding a ticket.

It's not the first time the Facebook user has posted something similar. In December 2012, he claimed to have purchased a winning ticket.

Lottery officials have not yet revealed who won.

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