FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
FORT WALTON BEACH WOMAN CLAIMS
$4 MILLION FLORIDA LOTTO® JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Teresa Howell, of Fort Walton Beach, claimed the $4 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on September 3, 2016. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,999,746.47.
Howell purchased her jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket from Winn Dixie, located at 798 Northwest Beal Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. The retailer received a bonus commission of $20,000 for selling the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. Total ticket sales for this jackpot generated more than $2.6 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
Howell has played the Lottery for many years, and is extremely excited about finally winning. "This is a life changing experience for my family and me, it's truly a dream come true."
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $5 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 $30 billion to education and sending more than 725,000 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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