FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
TEXAS WOMAN WINS $8 MILLION FLORIDA LOTTO® JACKPOT
WHILE VISITING FAMILY IN FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Renae Fogarty, of Frisco, Texas, claimed the $8 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on April 8, 2017. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $5,503,312.78.
During her stay in Florida, Fogarty purchased the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket from Cumberland Farms, located at 1020 Shorewinds Drive in Fort Pierce. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $40,000 for selling the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. Total ticket sales for this jackpot generated more than $6 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $2 million jackpot. FLORIDA LOTTO 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 $31 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 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 $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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