FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
MIAMI MAN CLAIMS $500,000 LUCKY MONEY™ JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Erick Batres, 46, of Miami, claimed the $500,000 LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot from the November 24, 2017, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Batres chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $371,138.47. He purchased his winning LUCKY MONEY ticket from Loren Food Store, located at 2011 South State Road 7 in Davie. The retailer received a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next LUCKY MONEY drawing will be held tonight, December 1, 2017, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $550,000 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.
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