FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
FLORIDA PLAYER SOLE WINNER OF THE $394 MILLION POWERBALL® JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that one lucky Florida player matched all five numbers and the Powerball in the Wednesday, January 29, POWERBALL® drawing, winning the $394 million jackpot. The POWERBALL jackpot rolled 24 times since the November 6, 2019, drawing and generated more than $33 million in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
The winning numbers were 9-12-15-31-60 and the Powerball was 2. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 4520 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. The retailer will receive $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The Florida POWERBALL jackpot winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize. However, to elect the one-time, lump-sum cash payment option (in the amount of $274.6 million,) the claim must be filed within 60 days after the winning draw date.
Wednesday night's POWERBALL drawing also produced one $1 million winner. The $1 million winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at M&S Food Store, located at 4400 West Sample Road in Coconut Creek. The retailer will receive $1,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, February 1, at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated $40 million jackpot. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery?s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee. Florida Lottery game drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing 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 POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, exceeding more than $5.1 billion in sales, and yielding over $2 billion in education funding to date. Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, the Florida Lottery has had more than 94.1 million winning tickets totaling more than $2.4 billion in prizes, including 13 jackpot winners. Florida was one of three states nationally to have a winner in the world record-setting $1.58 billion POWERBALL jackpot in January 2016.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $36 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 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 $66.9 billion in prizes and made more than 2,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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