FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
CLEARWATER MAN CLAIMS FANTASY 5® TOP PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that John Lauer, 48, of Clearwater, claimed a $250,353.83 FANTASY 5® top prize from the July 23, 2016, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters.
Lauer purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket from S&R Discount Beverage, located at 4900 East Bay Drive in Clearwater. Total ticket sales for the July 23, 2016, FANTASY 5 drawing generated more than $323,000 for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The next FANTASY 5 drawing will be held tonight at 11:15 p.m. ET. Florida Lottery drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state and are available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. 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 $30 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 $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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