FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
FLORIDA HAS ANOTHER HUGE POWERBALL® JACKPOT WINNER
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that a Florida player was the sole winner of the $291.4 million POWERBALL® jackpot drawn last night, marking Florida's second consecutive POWERBALL jackpot winner.
The winning numbers were 12-13-44-52-62 and the Powerball was 06. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Tom Thumb, located at 5515 Overseas Highway in Marathon. The retailer will receive $85,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
"We are thrilled to announce that Wednesday night's drawing produced Florida's 12th POWERBALL jackpot winner," said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie. "This series of POWERBALL jackpot rollovers, which began on January 16, following the record setting $1.58 billion POWERBALL jackpot, generated more than $25.7 million for education in Florida."
The Florida POWERBALL jackpot winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim his/her prize. However, to elect the one-time, lump-sum cash payment option (in the amount of $191,470,307.58,) the claim must be filed within 60 days after the winning draw date.
The Florida Lottery is the second largest-selling lottery in the country, exceeding more than $3.5 billion in sales, yielding $1.4 billion in education funding to date. Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation with more than 64 million winning tickets totaling more than $2 billion in prizes.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $29 billion to education and sending more than 725,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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