FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
CORAL GABLES WOMAN CELEBRATES THE WEEKEND EARLY
AFTER CLAIMING A $1 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS® PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Dana Pelletier, 54, of Coral Gables, claimed a $1 million MEGA MILLIONS® prize from the drawing held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Mega Ball.
An avid Lottery player, Pelletier;s luck began back in 1988 when she won a $5,000 top prize playing the Florida Lottery's very first Scratch-Off game, MILLIONAIRE. "Even though I didn?t win the big jackpot this time, it's still a great blessing for me and my family," Pelletier said.
Pelletier purchased her ticket from Publix, located at 1401 Monza Avenue in Coral Gables. The retailer received a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million MEGA MILLIONS ticket. Total ticket sales for this series of MEGA MILLIONS rollovers generated more than $28 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held tonight, July 29, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $20 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.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $30 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 $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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