FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
FLORIDA PLAYER SOLE WINNER
OF THE $168.5 MILLION POWERBALL® JACKPOT
~ 14th POWERBALL jackpot-winning ticket sold in Florida since 2009! ~
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that one lucky Florida player matched all five numbers and the Powerball in the Wednesday, August 12, POWERBALL® drawing, winning the $168.5 million jackpot! The POWERBALL jackpot rolled 17 times since the June 13, 2020, drawing and generated approximately $16.5 million in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
The winning numbers were 2-6-18-36-37 and the Powerball was 21. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 4770 North Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach. The retailer will receive $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
Wednesday night's POWERBALL drawing also produced two $50,000 winners and one $100,000 winner! The $50,000 winning tickets were purchased at Publix, located at 841 Cypress Parkway in Poinciana, and at Publix, located at 3720 Northwest 13th Street in Gainesville. The $100,000 winning ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 18320 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, August 15, at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated $20 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 $5.3 billion in sales, and yielding over $2.1 billion in education funding to date. Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, the Florida Lottery has had more than 96.7 million winning tickets totaling more than $2.7 billion in prizes, including 14 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 $37 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 transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $71 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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