FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
MIAMI MAN CLAIMS $10 MILLION FLORIDA LOTTO® JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Reinaldo Leon, 66, of Miami, claimed the $10 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on July 18, 2020, using a secured drop box located at the Miami District Office.
Leon chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $8,578,753.33. He purchased the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 16800 North Kendall Drive in Miami. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $95,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $1.5 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 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.
To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize the Lottery's secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to enhance education and sending more than 840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 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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