FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
FIRST TWO HOLIDAY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™ GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that two of the seven Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™ grand prize winners claimed their $1 million prize at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. The two winners are Thomas Fuller, 39, of Port St. Lucie, and Norman Edwards, 54, of Pompano Beach.
Fuller purchased his winning Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket at Quik Star, located at 1924 Southwest Gatlin Boulevard in Port St. Lucie. Edwards purchased his winning ticket at Power Line Service Station Inc., located at 1231 North Powerline Road in Pompano Beach. Each retailer received a bonus incentive of $5,000 for selling a $1 million-winning ticket.
Along with the seven $1 million prizes, 540 other prizes ranging from $500 to $50,000 were awarded in the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE New Year?s Eve drawing held on December 31. Additionally, this year?s Raffle offered five weekly drawings, in which a $10,000 prize and two hundred $500 prizes were won. In total, 1,552 players won more than $8.675 million in prizes in the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE. Plus, players who purchased early had the chance to participate in the Playoff Bonus Drawing, in which 10 winners were selected to attend the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl and won cash prizes of up to $25,000 in an exciting prize reveal on-field at the game. The Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE game generated more than $1.9 million in revenue for education.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $29 billion to education and sending more than 725,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 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 $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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