FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
FLORIDA PLAYER WINS $4 MILLION PRIZE PLAYING MEGA MILLIONS® WITH MEGAPLIER®
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that a lucky Florida Lottery player has won a $4 million prize from last night?s MEGA MILLIONS® drawing. The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Mega Ball. The player added Megaplier® to the winning ticket for $1, which multiplied the prize from $1 million to $4 million. The winner of this prize has not yet come forward to claim the prize.
The winning numbers were 01-42-47-64-70 and the Mega Ball was 22. The winning $4 million MEGA MILLIONS ticket was sold at 7-Elven, located at 3101 West Commercial Boulevard in Tamarac. The retailer will receive $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Friday, January 5, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $418 million jackpot. Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. 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.
Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $294 million for education, and has awarded more than $296 million in prizes to 38.6 million players.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 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 contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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