FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
MIAMI GARDENS WOMAN CLAIMS SHARE OF $1.6 MILLION LUCKY MONEY™ JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Jean Desprez, 55, of Miami Gardens, claimed her $800,000 share of the $1.6 million LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot from the February 7, 2017, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. The other jackpot-winning ticket, also purchased in Miami, has not yet been claimed.
Desprez chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $585,612.51. She purchased her winning LUCKY MONEY Quick Pick ticket from American Chevron, located at 12821 Northwest 7th Avenue in Miami.
Total ticket sales for this LUCKY MONEY jackpot generated more than $1.75 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The next LUCKY MONEY drawing will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $550,000 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 $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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