FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PENSACOLA WOMAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION POWERBALL® PRIZE
ON BEHALF OF OFFICE POOL
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Lottery announces that Regina Spence, 30, of Pensacola, claimed a $2 million prize from the POWERBALL® drawing held on January 3, 2018. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Powerball.
Spence bought the ticket as part of an office pool with 33 of her coworkers at Navy Federal Credit Union. "We were shocked and thrilled to win this prize! I'm planning to use my portion to make some repairs to my home and buy my parents a new refrigerator."
Spence purchased the winning ticket from Circle K, located at 7950 Pensacola Boulevard in Pensacola. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning POWERBALL ticket. Total ticket sales for the January 3, 2018, POWERBALL drawing generated more than $5.2 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held on Wednesday, January 10, at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated $40 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 Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated $1.78 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 80 million winning tickets totaling more than $2.3 billion in prizes, including 12 jackpot winners. Florida was also one of the three states nationally to have a winner share in the world record-setting $1.586 billion POWERBALL jackpot in January 2016.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 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 $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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