FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
ORLANDO WOMAN CLAIMS SHARE OF
$7.5 MILLION FLORIDA LOTTO® JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Penny Hitchcock, 39, of Orlando, claimed her $3.75 million share of the $7.5 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on August 19, 2017. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,640,671.89.
Hitchcock purchased her jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket from Publix, located at 851 South State Road 434 in Altamonte Springs. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $25,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. Total ticket sales for this jackpot generated more than $8.7 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held tonight, August 23, 2017, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $2 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. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 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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