FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
THE FLORIDA LOTTERY'S SUMMER EZMATCH™ PROMOTION
TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH HIGHER INSTANT CASH PRIZES!
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery's summer EZmatch™ promotion is back! For a limited time, players who add EZmatch to their FANTASY 5® or LUCKY MONEY™ purchases can instantly win higher cash prizes of up to $1,000.From Monday, July 3, through Sunday, September 3, 2017, the EZmatch top prize will double from $500 to $1,000 and the second prize from $250 to $500. EZmatch players will also enjoy an increased minimum prize of $5, up from $2. Additionally, the number of $500 instant-win prizes will be doubled throughout the nine-week promotional period. EZmatch is an add-on feature that gives FANTASY 5 and LUCKY MONEY players the opportunity to win cash prizes instantly, for an additional $1 per play. When players add EZmatch to their FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY purchase, five EZmatch numbers and instant prize amounts will be printed on the ticket. If any of the EZmatch numbers match any of the FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY numbers on the ticket, the player instantly wins the prize amount shown. Players can win up to five times on a single ticket. More than 74 million EZmatch winners have won over $261 million in cash prizes, since the feature was first introduced in 2006.
All EZmatch prizes of less than $600 can be redeemed at any Florida Lottery retailer. Prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. If an EZmatch prize is paid by a retailer before the applicable FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY drawing on the ticket has occurred, a continuation ticket will be provided to the player. EZmatch prizes can be claimed up to 180 days after the first draw date on the ticket. More information about this promotion, or any Florida Lottery game, is available at www.flalottery.com.
FANTASY 5 drawings are held seven days a week, at 11:15 p.m., ET and LUCKY MONEY drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:15 p.m., ET. Florida Lottery drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state and are 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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