FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
MIAMI MAN CLAIMS FIRST JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY™
JACKPOT OF 2021
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Michael Gomez, 52, of Miami, claimed the $950,000 jackpot from the JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY™ drawing held on January 8, 2021, using a secured drop box located at the Miami District Office.
Gomez chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $800,693.44. He purchased his jackpot-winning JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY with Combo™ Quick Pick ticket from Publix Liquor Store, located at 9420 Southwest 56th Street in Miami. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $2,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY drawing will be held tomorrow, January 22, 2021, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $250,000 jackpot. JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY 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.
For $1, JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY players get a triple chance to win the jackpot, as each ticket comes with three sets of numbers to match with the winning numbers drawn. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 46 for the first set and the second set will be randomly Quick Picked. Jackpots start at $500,000 and can roll over to reach $2 million before rolling down to increase the lower-prize levels in each drawing until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the three or more numbers from the same set to the winning numbers drawn. Players can get an extra chance to win by combining all matches on the ticket by adding Combo for $1 more.
Florida Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and district offices through the Lottery's website, at www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $72.5 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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