FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
MEGA MILLIONS® JACKPOT SPARKS FIREWORKS
THIS JULY 4TH HOLIDAY!
TALLAHASSEE - The MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has been rolling since May 8, resulting in an estimated $256 million jackpot for the Tuesday, July 3, drawing. Florida players have the chance to become the state's third MEGA MILLIONS jackpot winner by purchasing a $2 ticket at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state.
Jackpot prize winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $154 million. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the lump-sum payment. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.
In addition to the jackpot prize, players can win lower-tier prizes ranging from $2 to $5 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations. There have been more than 528,000 Florida MEGA MILLIONS winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $6.8 million in prizes.
Since joining the multi-state MEGA MILLIONS game in 2013, Florida has had more than 41 million winning tickets totaling more than $602 million in prizes. Additionally, the game has generated more than $342 million for Florida students and schools.
Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday to be eligible for that night's 11:00 p.m. ET drawing. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers can be found at retailers statewide, on the Lottery?s website and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
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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