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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017

CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
(850) 487-7727

COCONUT CREEK MAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION POWERBALL® PRIZE

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Hely Fernandez, 62, of Coconut Creek, claimed a $2 million prize from the POWERBALL® drawing held on December 28, 2016. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Powerball.

Fernandez purchased his winning ticket at Flamingo Chevron, located at 4351 South Flamingo Road in Davie. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning POWERBALL ticket. Total ticket sales for the December 28, 2016, POWERBALL drawing generated more than $939,000 for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, January 7, at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated $94 million jackpot. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee. Florida Lottery game 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 POWERBALL IN FLORIDA

Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, exceeding more than $3.8 billion in sales, yielding $1.6 billion in education funding to date. Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation with more than 70 million winning tickets totaling more than $2.1 billion in prizes, including 12 jackpot winners.

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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Winning Numbers

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2-24-28-51-58-7-x3

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, December 16, 2017

$250 Million

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

8-23-24-25-27-9-x2

Next Jackpot:

Friday, December 15, 2017

$208 Million

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

1-7-13-16-23-28-x2

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, December 16, 2017

$6.5 Million

Thursday, December 14, 2017

7-24-32-44-52-3

Top Prize:

Monday, December 18, 2017

$1,000/Day for Life

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

5-7-11-20-11

Next Jackpot:

Friday, December 15, 2017

$1.2 Million

Thursday, December 14, 2017

3-10-12-20-27

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 -6-3-7-2-4

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 -6-3-2-7-6

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 -8-3-9-9

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 -1-3-8-2

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 -7-9-6

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 -7-3-1

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 -9-7

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 -3-7