FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PEMBROKE PINES MAN CLAIMS SHARE OF $550,000 LUCKY MONEY™ JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Jorge Velasquez, 56, of Pembroke Pines, claimed his $275,000 share of the $550,000 LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot from the November 21, 2017, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. The other jackpot-winning ticket, purchased in Pompano Beach, was claimed on December 1, 2017.
Velasquez chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $204,551.71. He purchased his winning LUCKY MONEY Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 18341 Pine Boulevard in Pembroke Pines. The retailer received a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next LUCKY MONEY drawing will be tomorrow, December 8, 2017, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $800,000 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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