FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
RETIRED U.S. NAVY MAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION LUCKY MONEY™ JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Michael Baines, Sr., of Jacksonville, claimed the $2 million LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot from the August 1, 2017, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Baines chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,488,961.20. He purchased his winning LUCKY MONEY Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 6001-45 Argyle Forest Boulevard in Jacksonville.
Total ticket sales for this LUCKY MONEY jackpot generated more than $2.4 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.The next LUCKY MONEY drawing will be held Friday, August 11, 2017, 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 $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 contributions 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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