FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
PENSACOLA MAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS® PRIZE
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Sam Moore, 36, of Pensacola, claimed a $2 million MEGA MILLIONS® prize from the drawing held on April 24, 2020. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Mega Ball.
Moore purchased his winning ticket at Murphy USA, located at 4544 Mobile Highway in Pensacola. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $583 million for education, and has awarded more than $695.6 million in prizes to 52.2 million players. The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held tonight, June 5, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $378 million jackpot.
To help protect employees and players during the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Players who have winning tickets are encouraged to utilize the Lottery's secured drop box located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters or their nearest district office. All claim deadlines have been extended by 90 days, giving players the option to hold on to winning tickets and wait to claim any prizes until Lottery offices reopen to the public. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com/closures.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $37 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 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 $69 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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