FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
ST. PETERSBURG WOMAN WINS $5 MILLION FLORIDA LOTTO® JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Barbara Wares, 67, of St. Petersburg, claimed the $5 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on September 19, 2018, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Wares chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,298,421.67. The jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket was purchased from St. Thomas Food Mart, located at 935 49th Street North in St. Petersburg. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $40,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $5.5 million jackpot. FLORIDA LOTTO drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website and on the Lottery's YouTube channel. 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 $34 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 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 $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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