FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
TAMPA MAN WINS $900,000 LUCKY MONEY™ JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that James Hamilton, 55, of Tampa, claimed the $900,000 LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot prize from the June 14, 2016, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Hamilton plays the same numbers consistently. After not remembering if he had purchased a LUCKY MONEY ticket, he went back to the store the next day to buy the same numbers for the same drawing. "I never would have imagined buying two tickets would pay off in such a big way!
Hamilton chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $716,426.11. He purchased his winning LUCKY MONEY tickets from Winn Dixie, located at 2525 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.
Total ticket sales for this LUCKY MONEY jackpot generated more than $1 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The next LUCKY MONEY drawing will be Friday, June 24, 2016, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $650,000 jackpot. The LUCKY MONEY drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. 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 $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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