FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
FIRST HOLIDAY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™ GRAND PRIZE WINNER COMES FORWARD
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that one of the seven Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™ grand prize winners claimed their $1 million prize at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Patrick Foster, 59, of Leesburg, claimed his $1 million grand prize from the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE drawing held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Foster purchased his winning Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket at Ocala Stopping Center, located at 7401 West Highway 318 in Reddick. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling a $1 million-winning ticket.
Along with the seven $1 million prizes, 527 other prizes ranging from $500 to $50,000 were awarded in the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE Grand Prize drawing held on January 3. Additionally, this year's Raffle offered five weekly drawings, in which a total of ten $10,000 prizes, 250 $1,000 prizes, and 1,000 $500 prizes were won. The Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE game generated more than $1.7 million in revenue for education.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $30 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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