FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
LUCKY FLORIDA LOTTO® PLAYER WINS $6 MILLION JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Richard Phillips, 60, of Coleman, claimed the $6 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on July 28, 2018, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Phillips chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $4,012,586.00. The jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket was a Quick Pick, purchased from Mobil Food Mart, located at 1221 South Main Street in Wildwood. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $45,000 for selling the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket.
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held tonight, August 1, 2018, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $2 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 and on the Lottery's YouTube channel. 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 $33 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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