FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
SEBRING WOMAN CLAIMS $4 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS® PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Jeanne DeMello, 53, of Sebring, claimed a $4 million MEGA MILLIONS® prize from the drawing held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Mega Ball.
DeMello purchased her winning ticket at Gate, located at 300 U.S. Highway 27 North in Sebring. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. Total ticket sales for this series of MEGA MILLIONS rollovers have generated more than $14.2 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $547 million for education, and has awarded more than $640.6 million in prizes to 50.1 million players. The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held September 27, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $40 million jackpot.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 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 $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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