FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PANAMA CITY BEACH WOMAN CLAIMS
$4 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS® PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Waleska Fernandez, 55, of Panama City Beach, claimed a $4 million MEGA MILLIONS® prize from the drawing held on Friday, May 4, 2018. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Mega Ball.
Fernandez purchased her winning ticket at Publix, located at 11240 Panama Beach Parkway in Panama City. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. Total ticket sales for this series of MEGA MILLIONS® rollovers generated more than $7.5 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
Since joining MEGA MILLIONS® in 2013, the game has generated more than $294 million for education, and has awarded more than $296 million in prizes to 38.6 million players. The next MEGA MILLIONS® drawing will be held Tuesday, May 15, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $50 million jackpot.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 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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