FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
NEW PORT RICHEY MAN IS THE BIG WINNER OF A $625,000 JACKPOT
FROM THE JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY™ DRAW GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that James Champlin, 69, of New Port Richey, claimed the $625,000 jackpot from the JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY™ drawing held on August 14, 2020, using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Champlin chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $549,645.13. He purchased his jackpot-winning JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 5324 Little Road in New Port Richey. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY drawing will be held tomorrow, September 4, 2020, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $525,000 jackpot. JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY 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.
For $1, JACKPOT TRIPLE PLAY players get a triple chance to win the jackpot, as each ticket comes with three sets of numbers to match with the winning numbers drawn. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 46 for the first set and the second set will be randomly Quick Picked. Jackpots start at $500,000 and can roll over to reach $2 million before rolling down to increase the lower-prize levels in each drawing until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the three or more numbers from the same set to the winning numbers drawn. Players can get an extra chance to win by combining all matches on the ticket by adding Combo for $1 more.
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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