FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
THERE'S STILL TIME TO WIN MORE WITH
THE FLORIDA LOTTERY'S EZMATCH™ PROMOTION
TALLAHASSEE - Time is running out for players to win more in the Florida Lottery's limited-time EZmatch™ promotion. Only four weeks remain for players to enjoy higher prize payouts, including a top prize of $1,000 - double the regular top prize of $500! Since the promotion began on Monday, July 3, more than 230,000 EZmatch players have won more than $1.5 million in instant cash prizes.
The Lottery's EZmatch promotion will end at midnight on Sunday, September 3, 2017. In addition to the top prize being doubled from $500 to $1,000; the second prize has also been increased from $250 to $500, and the minimum prize is increased to $5, up from $2. Plus, the number of $500 instant-win prizes is increased throughout the nine-week promotion.
EZmatch is an add-on feature that gives FANTASY 5 and LUCKY MONEY players the opportunity to win cash prizes instantly, for an additional $1 per play. When a player adds EZmatch to his or her FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY purchase, five EZmatch numbers and instant prize amounts will be printed on the ticket. If any of the EZmatch numbers match any of the FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY numbers on the ticket, the player instantly wins the prize amount shown. Players can win up to five times on a single ticket. Since the feature was first introduced in 2006, more than 74 million EZmatch winners have won over $264 million in cash prizes.
All EZmatch prizes of less than $600 can be redeemed at any Florida Lottery retailer. Prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. If an EZmatch prize is paid by a retailer before the applicable FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY drawing on the ticket has occurred, a continuation ticket will be provided to the player. EZmatch prizes may be claimed up to 180 days after the first draw date on the ticket.For detailed information on draw schedules and times, visit the Lottery's website at www.flalottery.com. Florida Lottery drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state and are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website, along with winning numbers information. You can also get winning numbers information at Lottery retailers statewide or by phone at (850) 921-PLAY. Also, you may register here to receive winning numbers and other Lottery information by email or text message.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 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 $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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