FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
TWO MORE $1 MILLION HOLIDAY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS COME FORWARD
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces today that the second and third Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™ grand prize winners claimed their $1 million prizes from the drawing held on January 3, 2017, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. The two winners are Jeff Gottschalk, 54, of St. Augustine, and Gail Ferguson, 63, of West Palm Beach.
Gottschalk purchased his winning Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket at Publix, located at 5415 North Oceanshore Boulevard in Palm Coast. Gottschalk said, "This win is even more special to me because the drawing was held on my birthday!"
Ferguson purchased per winning Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ticket at Publix, located at 828 Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Ferguson said she has a dream board at work with a Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE poster on it. "When people would ask me what it's for, I'd tell them 'Because I'm going to win the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE!' and my dream came true!"
Each retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling a $1 million-winning ticket.
Along with the seven $1 million prizes, 527 other prizes ranging from $500 to $50,000 were awarded in the Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE Grand Prize drawing held on January 3. Additionally, this year's Raffle offered five weekly drawings, in which a total of ten $10,000 prizes, 250 $1,000 prizes, and 1,000 $500 prizes were won. The Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE game generated more than $1.7 million in revenue for education.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $30 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 transfers 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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