FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
NEW YORK MAN CLAIMS $550,000 LUCKY MONEY™ JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that John Roache, of Mattituck, NY, claimed the $550,000 LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot from the April 1, 2016, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Roache chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $427,548.44. He purchased his winning LUCKY MONEY ticket from Publix, located at 3400 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.
Roache said he and his wife spend three months in Florida each year. His wife, Joan, said he has purchased a ticket for every LUCKY MONEY drawing since they've been here. "He got lucky and won!" she said.
Total ticket sales for this LUCKY MONEY jackpot generated more than $538,000 for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The next LUCKY MONEY drawing will be tonight at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $500,000 jackpot. The LUCKY MONEY drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. 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 $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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