FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
JACKSONVILLE MAN CELEBRATES THE NEW YEAR
AFTER CLAIMING A $2 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Edward Rannin, 64, of Jacksonville, claimed a $2 million MEGA MILLIONS® prize from the drawing held on Friday, December 30, 2016. The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Mega Ball.
Rannin purchased his ticket from Winn Dixie, located at 12777 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville. The retailer received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the $2 million MEGA MILLIONS ticket. Total ticket sales for this series of MEGA MILLIONS rollovers generated more than $5.5 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Friday, January 6, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $117 million jackpot. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also 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 750,000 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 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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