FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS(850) 487-7727
PUTNAM COUNTY MAN CLAIMS SHARE OF
$4.25 MILLION FLORIDA LOTTO® JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Joseph Turchiano, 34, of Interlachen, claimed his $2.125 million share of the $4.25 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on May 6, 2020, after mailing in his winning ticket to Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Turchiano chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,792,420.10. He purchased the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket from Circle K, located at 1119 State Road 100 in Florahome. The retailer will receive a bonus commission of $25,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will be held tonight, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $9.25 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 and on the Lottery's YouTube channel. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
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, 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.
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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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