FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
THREE WEEKS LEFT TO WIN MORE WITH
THE FLORIDA LOTTERY'S EZMATCH™ PROMOTION
TALLAHASSEE - With just three weeks remaining in the Florida Lottery's limited-time EZmatch™ promotion, time is running out for players to enjoy higher prize payouts, including a top prize of $1,000 - double the regular top prize of $500! Since the promotion began on Monday, March 20, more than 274,000 EZmatch players have won more than $1.8 million in instant cash prizes.
In addition to the EZmatch top prize being doubled, this promotion increases the second prize from $250 to $500, and the minimum prize is increased to $5, up from $2 throughout the entire promotion. The Lottery's EZmatch promotion will end at midnight on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
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 a player adds EZmatch to his or her 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 72 million EZmatch winners have won over $255 million in cash prizes, since the feature was first introduced in 2006.
All EZmatch prizes of less than $600 may 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 may 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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