FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
NORTH FORT MYERS MAN GETS AN EARLY BIRTHDAY PRESENT
PLAYING FLORIDA LOTTO®
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Raymond Cromley, of North Fort Myers, claimed the $11 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on January 3, 2018, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Cromley, who claimed the prize one day before his birthday, chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $7,678,421.67. The jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket was purchased from Winn-Dixie, located at 5690 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. The retailer received a bonus commission of $70,000 for selling the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket.
Total ticket sales for this series of FLORIDA LOTTO rollovers generated more than $12.6 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held tomorrow, January 17, 2018, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $3.5 million jackpot. FLORIDA LOTTO 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 $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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