FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
CLEARWATER MAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS® PRIZE!
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Robert Powers, 52, of Clearwater, claimed a $2 million MEGA MILLIONS® prize from the drawing held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Mega Ball. Powers added Megaplier to his ticket for $1, which multiplied his prize from $1 million to $2 million with the 2X Megaplier drawn.
Powers purchased his ticket from Publix, located at 1295 South Missouri Avenue in Clearwater. The retailer received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the $2 million MEGA MILLIONS ticket.
The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Tuesday, August 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $25 million jackpot. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $28 billion to education and sending more than 700,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $46 billion in prizes and made more than 1,400 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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