FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
ST. PETERSBURG MAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION POWERBALL® PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Joseph Brelsford, of St. Petersburg, claimed a $2 million prize from the POWERBALL® drawing held on March 3, 2018. The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Powerball.
Brelsford purchased the winning ticket from Sunoco, located at 6231 Haines Road North in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning POWERBALL ticket.
The POWERBALL jackpot has continued to roll since January, resulting in an estimated $348 million jackpot for the drawing to be held tonight, March 7, at 10:59 p.m. ET. 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 FLORIDASince joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated $1.78 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 80 million winning tickets totaling more than $2.3 billion in prizes, including 12 jackpot winners. Florida was also one of the three states nationally to have a winner share in the world record-setting $1.586 billion POWERBALL jackpot in January 2016.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 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 contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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